I started this blog in February 2016, with the goal of savings for retirement. The other goal is to pay off my mortgage. Now it is time to look back to see how good or bad the year was, right?
This year, My spouse lost his job. Luckily he got hired faster in another company.
You know, when the main income is lost, it is a lot of trouble. That taught us the importance of having an emergency fund .
Since the beginning of 2016, I have amassed a total of 29K in investments. We also started an RRSP and TFSA for my spouse.
While reading many financial blogs, I bumped in to the idea of minimalism. My family is not fully agreed to the idea of minimalism. But, I am trying to practice that.
There are no impulse buying for me. The clothes are going to be used as much as possible. When I buy a new one, an old one must go. You know, having only enough things makes me feel more relaxed. Less things to be taken care off and more time to read or to do things I love.
This year, most meals were cooked at home. The dryer machine used lesser than other years. I walked more than previous years.
I discovered MMM blog, and ERE blog this year. Those were real life changers. Then the Canadian Couch Potato really helped me to learn about investments.
I am a regular reader of Life After Retirement, Frugal Queen, Living Rich On The cheap etc along with MMM and ERE. I love She Picks Up Pennies and Half Banked also. All these bloggers are helping me to have a meaningful life.
So, altogether, 2016 was great for me.
Now, tell me how was your year? You feel happy about 2016 or you feel bad about it? Share your thoughts with me.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year!