1. Top priority is … me! My own bank balances and RRSP savings that is. After 4 years of giving every. spare. dime. to my business, Your Money by Design, I am financially fatigued! And it took Thicken My Wallet’s post on that topic to bring it home to me. So this year, I’ll do whatever needs to be done to get back to $500/month into an RRSP (I can’t wait to start making my own stock choices again – all the more, in the company of great pf bloggers opinions) , funds for a proper holiday, and finally (!) I’m going to invest money into fixing a bunch of little broken items around my house that I’ve been living with far too long. This may mean my business will not grow as fast as I’d like, but so be it. I need replenishment.
2. Embrace my inner Radical. As Money Relations has noted in comments past, I’m increasingly oriented towards the social angles of money. What do our aggregate spending choices say about our culture? What do we make of the fact that sexy, sophisticated Vancouver – glittering towers and audis (I love them too!) – has increasing numbers of women sleeping outside under cardboard? I spoke out at city hall against plopping a stadium onto the downtown eastside (it’s going through, anyway). I think I may step further out of my comfort zone and – gasp! – start turning up at rallies and protests on various citizenship/money issues. I would never have dreamed in a million years ….
3. Reinvigorate my own praxis – when I spend a mere 15 minutes a day keeping on top of my money, things work like a charm. I’ve been slipping on this, then stuck with a Big Project of getting up to date every couple weeks. So back to 15 a day for me.