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Aims for April 2019 – the results

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1/3 of the way through the year. WOW! What a year it has been so far. The time seems to be zipping by, as always, but I’m still enjoying setting aims and goals per month. Here it is my aims for April 2019 – the results!

Aims for April 2019 – the results

Home aims for April 2019 – the results

Meal plan all month. Achieved. I managed to keep up with this through Daisy having chicken pox, when I was poorly and duing lots of stressful weeks. I’m really proud as meal planning not only saves us money but it keeps us away from the takeaways which is much healthier for us.

Use my slow cooker at least 10 times. Achieved. I’ve even been testing a range of new recipes that are going live in the coming week! Paella, lasagne and even slow cooker hunters chicken have all been on the menu in the past month.

Cook 3 new recipes. Achieved. See above!

Get my lists prepared ready for moving. Achieved. I’ve made a list of items we want to replace/buy and I’ve made a list of all the places I can think of that we will need to change our address with. I have been gradually working on adding to this, as I think of places.

Financial aims for April 2019 – the results

Make money matched bettingAchieved. I’ll be stopping matched betting soon for a while, as we will hopefully be getting a mortgage and I want the application to go through smoothly.

Reach cashout with 10 survey websites. Achieved. If you’re a regular reader you will know I don’t talk about surveys as much these days. I do still complete paid surveys, and make money from it, but not as much as I once did. This month I have hit cashout on Onepoll, Swagbucks, Pollpass, YourSayPays, PopulusLive, Gifthulk, InstaGC, Prolific Academic, Branded Surveys and Pinecone Research. I HAVE had to make more of a conscious effort to visit these sites and look for new surveys, and it has paid off. I don’t hit cashout on all of these sites monthly, but I’m already back to £11 on Populuslive, towards my next £50 cheque, so I may set this aim every few months now. Don’t forget to check out my ways to make and save money

Add £100 to my Amazon account. Achieved. Promptly spent most of it. I wanted to keep £50 towards Tom’s Birthday and I’m ALMOST there!

Check up on Daisy’s savings accounts. Achieved. Daisy is currently earning 1.98% interest, which isn’t too bad! There are two savings accounts; one with money from Thomas & I and one with money from everyone else. We may look to buy her some premium bonds once we’ve moved.

Online aims for April 2019 – the results

Write 5 posts for when I have time off for my operation. Failed. Oops. I’ve got LOTS of content ideas though so I’ve still got 2 weeks before my op to get this done.

Increase affiliate income by 5%. Achieved. A friend gave me a couple of tips to boost my Amazon income, which has helped me with this target.

Personal aims for April 2019 – the results

Exercise every day in April. Achieved. I’ve been under the weather but soldiered on. I’m starting to feel stronger and my stamina is increasing too.

Schedule time off for May. Achieved. I’m going to have at least a week where I don’t write/create new content after my operation. I don’t have any paid work scheduled for this period so it’ll be a nice break to rest and recouperate.

Enjoy a couple of trips out. Achieved. We mostly did free/cheap things – like visit the park. It was great fun though and we’re looking forward to lots more family time together in the nice weathe over the coming months.

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Tuesday 30th of April 2019

I love reading about your goals and how you do with them - you're always achieving something! x


Tuesday 7th of May 2019

Thanks so much!


Tuesday 30th of April 2019

I think it's amazing that you save for Daisy, I know we will definitely do the same when we have kids! Do you encourage family to put into her savings account rather than buying presents? PS, you are an inspiration, I'm going to try and meal plan all month for May. So far I've never managed a whole month, I always go odd track!


Tuesday 7th of May 2019

I do have some relatives who like to gift money, and some presents, so it works out well. Those who give her cash can pay it directly into her account, and I send them a text of the statement once a year so they know we haven't dipped the monies!

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