Seeing that 2011 is rapidly approaching, it’s time to see how the last 12 months treated the Ninja household. If you’re too lazy to read through, I’ll just tell you. Spoiler Alert: It kicked major butt!!!! Here were my original goals…
I love looking at that thing. It’s funny how much can change in one year. According to that chart I should still have about $12K owed to Sallie Mae. Praise baby Jesus, that’s not the case! Here’s a look at where we currently stand.
Roth IRA: $21,087
TSP (401K): $19,765
Sallie Mae: $0
As you can see, things turned out quite a bit better for us than originally anticipated. This is either the result of setting the bar too low, or having a freakin’ fantastic (emergency free) year. I like to think it’s a little bit of both. Since I like to be as transparent as possible, here’s a little more about the income we made in 2010…
Blog Income: $4,592
Gift Income: $4,429 (yes I’ll admit some of this was gifts from Mom Ninja, but most was wedding gifts)
Interest Income: $170
Net Income: $46,400
Tutoring Income: $2,552
In the words of Jay-Z, “I’m a hustler baby, and I just want you to know.” Haha, my two side hustles (tutoring/blogging) brought home a cool $7,144. I’m hoping next year to up that to about $10,000. Who knows if I’ll actually make it, but it’s worth a shot.
How ’bout ending with some random statistics you probably care nothing about, sound good?
Total Spent on Groceries: $2,095
Total Spent Dining Out: $1,431
Blog Operating Cost: $190 (which means a 2,316% return on investment)
Rent Paid: $13,532
Twenty-ten was pretty darn good to me and Girl Ninja. I would be totally stoked if 2011 turns out to be an even better year (those goals to follow in a future post). Here’s to hoping! How did 2010 treat you? Do you set goals each year? Do you “hustle” (if so, how much did it bring you)?