Here's how I did on my goals from 2008:
The biggest one is to kick off my mortgage re-payment plan. That consists of renting out my house to pay for the mortgage as well as using the money that used to be going towards the mortgage- $800 plus $400 more squeezed off of my budget to make an additional monthly payment of $1200. With this plan my mortgage will be paid off in 4 years.
(I accomplished and exceeded this goal! $1,200 a month would have been $14,400 but I managed to pay a total of $17,000 extra towards my mortgage. I hope I can do this well next year. If all goes well I will have knocked a whole year off of my 4 year plan.)
Next goal: Rent out my house full time and settle in to my RV so that I am not moving back and forth between residences anymore.
(Well, I did rent out my house for 2008 so this is a success too. I'll need to find another renter in March of 2009 but no need to worry about that just yet.)
Next goal: Make more money by selling stuff on ebay and get organized. Once I am organized I want to make a craft to sell at the local weekend market.
(I started off selling $500 worth of stuff on ebay and craig's list so I could say this was a success too. After the economy slowed down, making crafts didn't seem like a great money making idea anymore. I'll save that goal for later.)
I also wanted to start a garden and raise 2 chickens but I don't think the time is right for that yet.
(I attempted to grow tomatoes, peas, beans, strawberries and squash but my harvest was limited to a few sad tomatoes. I don't eat very many eggs and don't want to chore of raising chickens yet. I'll try the garden thing again next year.)
2008 was a pretty good year for me despite losing over $20k from my 401k and a significant drop in home equity. I have many years to replace that money, I just have to keep saving. Next goal: To make 2009 goals!