Updated on 07.31.14

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: New Years Notes Edition

Trent Hamm

One of my favorite things to do as the new year approaches is hit many of my favorite blogs and find some of their writings about the resolutions they made for the year past – or the resolutions they intend to make for the coming year. I almost always find something insightful in such discussions, whether it’s insightful in the sense that I learn something about humanity or that I actually learn something useful about how to put together a good plan for success. Here are a few of my recent favorite reads on the topic of the new year.

Resolution Makeover: 5 Things to Consider When Setting This Year’s Goals My favorite line: “Having supportive and fulfilling relationships will do more for your well being than any kind of “success” in your career or money in your bank account.” How true! (@ zen habits)

10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Freelance Developer If you’re a freelance worker (like I am), these are some excellent habits to adopt in the coming year. (@ freelance switch)

Don’t Make Resolutions – Set Goals for 2008 This is an excellent older article from Get Rich Slowly. It applies just as well to 2009 as it does to 2008. (@ get rich slowly)

5 No’s Regarding Your New Year’s Resolution Excellent advice for making your own resolution quite successful. (@ geezeo)

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  1. Anna says:

    As 2008 fades and 2009 begins, I am going through the exercises in this book by Jinny Ditzler: Your Best Year Yet! Ten Questions for Making the Next Twelve Months Your Most Successful Ever. (The book can be used at any time of the year; it’s not limited to the New Year.) Disclaimer: I have no connection with the author or publisher or marketer.

  2. I like JD’s post about goals. I wrote mine for tomorrow and it’s basically the same thing. I wish I could claim I thought of it, but GRS beat me. See you next year Trent thanks for your part in keeping the country sane.

  3. Green Panda says:

    J.D is a great writer and I loved his post. I decided to have less goals this year, but make them important. We have made SMART goals, but we kept some details for ourselves.

  4. Paul C says:

    Trent, I’m secretly hoping you do another “one year of Simple Dollar” post for the articles of 2008. I started reading your blog earler this year and the 2007 “best of” collection was some of my favorite reading, along with the Intelligent Investor posts.

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