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New Years Resolutions

1/04/2008 02:28:00 PM
We're four days into the New Year already and I'm just now getting a chance to type up my New Years resolutions. It's been a busy few days - everyone is preparing for CES (Consumer Electronics Show).

Here are more New Years Resolutions for 2008 in order of importance:

1. Lose Weight (25 lbs)
Yes, I know losing weight is such a trite and overdone New Years Resolution, but I'm doing it anyway. I lost a lot of weight while I was in college, but the past three years of working life have caused me to balloon back up.

2. Keep Running
I hate running. I loathe running. The only thing I hate more than running is washing dishes. One of my clients out in Hong Kong is an ultramarathon runner. After my last trip to Asia, he motivated me to try out running again. I started up again about two months ago and I'm currently up to running four miles 3-4x a week. I just need to keep it up and it will definitely help with Goal #1

3. Learn More About Investing
I read lots of stuff on how to invest, but it never seems to sink in. For every good stock I choose, I end up choosing a real stinker. In the end I dont' make any money. I've recently switched over to mutual funds as opposed to regular stocks, but even those are hit and miss. Half a dozen of my friends are taking or have taken the CFA, so I'm going to borrow their study materials and try to learn more. No point in saving money if I end up investing it poorly and losing it. I may as well have spent it in the first place and had a little fun. In the meantime, the bulk of my money will sit in a savings account or CD's.

That's it for resolutions. I'm keeping it simple 3 resolutions. I wonder if its possible to lose 25lbs in a year. That averages out to about 2 lbs a month which seems do-able. We'll see what happens.

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3 Response to "New Years Resolutions"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Good set of resolutions. Regards, John

    Posted on 1/4/08, 2:53 PM

  2. Ana Said,

    Best of luck on your resolutions!

    Posted on 1/5/08, 3:33 PM

  3. Will Said,

    We so should go running together. I need to snap back into shape too. I'm too cheap to join a gym, but I use to run in the commons a lot.

    The best motivation is being around friends.

    Posted on 1/7/08, 10:18 AM


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