The progress made in 2014
2014 was a busy year. I like lists, so I’ll make one for what good happened to me during the year:
The highlight of the year was me getting my PR status approved. After a year-something I have finally got a positive response from CIC.
The new step is to wait for my eligibility to becoming Canadian citizen, which is not happening for another 3 years (thanks, Harper).
I have long wanted to have a dog. We couldn’t have one, because my dad is allegedly allergic to dogs; so this January, after a few tweaks, Maria and I have adopted the sweetest pup, Lady.
3. Finished reading:
- Mark Cuban – “How to Win At The Sport Of Business” (and realized that sky is the limit);
- Edward G. Griffin – “The Creature From Jekyll Island” (and realized that the current monetary system sucks);
- John C. Bogle – The Little Book of Common Sense Investing (and realized that I want to have very little to do with mutual funds investing at this time);
4. Started eating a lot healthier. I began monitoring, and set a daily sodium intake of 1500 mg or less; and almost completely cut off junk foods. So far I have eaten at McDonalds just once last year (for the absence of a better option, and it was just the coffee and a muffin). I have also stopped eating sugary munchies everyday, and drinking carbonated drinks; switching completely onto tea, coconut water, or plain water from now on.
The goal is to completely cut off unhealthy foods; limiting meat to once a day; replacing my addiction to red meat with chicken and turkey; and stopping consuming processed foods at all.
5. Purchased domains and drafted a plan for an affiliate marketing project. The website is being worked on, but I am planning on adding the finishing touches and starting advertising it by the end of the next month.
6. Finally opened myself a mutual funds account, and will start purchasing e-series as soon as the conversion occurs.
The plan is to build a decent portfolio, and create an additional source of income.