The 2010 20K: Introduction

A new year with fresh starts, new hopes and new goals. Nice.

If you’ve spoken to me as of late, you’ve probably realized that I’m trying to figure out how to position myself financially over the coming years. Despite whatever I’d like to think, I am growing up, and will need to take care of grown-up responsibilities.

So okay, fine. What’s this look like right now?

  • Getting a ring for a 2010 engagement, as promised to my girlfriend of two years
  • A hopeful trip to Europe in September and an even more hopeful trip to Australia in January 2011 for her cousin’s wedding
  • Getting the last dollars I need to buy the MacBook Pro I’ve coveted for the last five years

So, okay. It’s like conquering an addiction—the first step of beating a problem is admitting you have one. Step one taken care of.

Now for the good part—the plan of action in order to deal with the issue.

I’ve proposed a challenge to myself—to make $20,000 on top of my regular salary in 2010. I know, crazy, right? But it’s one of those things you’ll never know whether or not you can do it until you try! That’s about $384.62 extra a week, or $54.80 a day. It’s not an amount to sneeze at, but that won’t stop