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Edit: I gave up on financial goals in late 2011 after some huge financial and artistic wins... money shouldn't be taken too seriously. For the record, they were all basically on track, some were being massively exceeded, others were a bit behind schedule, but were all happening.

I set my next 10 years of financial goals on June 28th. That was exactly a month ago.

1 year - Critical Thinking [my first book] out. Blog income trickling. Some info products. Some freelancing. Something else, some X-Factor thing bringing in cash. Net monthly income positive. Health insurance. $50,000 in the bank. Expenses = income per month minimum.

3 years - 3 to 5 books out, many products out, blog income robust, some working on big exciting deals. $10,000 per month total, $5000 passive at least. First property owned. $300,000 in the bank.

5 years - 7-10 books out, many many products out, many passive income internet properties, working on big exciting things, $50,000 per month total, $40,000 passive at least. $1,000,000 in the bank.

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I love having a long term, strategically minded brain. Most of the things that I have learned over the past 5 years have been things that I have looked at as strategically significant if they were applied over a lifetime. For me these things have included learning about investing, finance, and money; emotional intelligence, dating and relationships; and health, fitness, and vitamins. By figuring these out at a young age, I will have the rest of my life for them to pay dividends.

I believe it is the exact same idea with personal development. Learning investing and dating at a young age only took me a few years each. I now have years for the investment to pay itself back.

For investing, I have been at it for around 4 years. At first it was a very expensive process. I was buying $300 or $400 worth of books every few weeks, in order to really immerse myself in the topic. I figured out that the two investment vehicles that had the most potential in my mind were precious metals and rental properties in Alberta. For the last 4 years I have been invested in precious metals, and having nothing to show for it. The price of silver is back where it was 4 years ago.

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