Ask the Readers: What Do You Look Forward to in 2014?

By Ashley Jacobs on 31 December 2013 (Updated 7 January 2014) 64 comments

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With the new year comes new plans, new experiences, and (if you're the type to make them this time of year) new goals!

What do you look forward to in 2014? Have you made any big plans for this year? Is there anything you're not excited about?

Tell us about what you look forward to in 2014 and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

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Mary Happymommy

I look forward to traveling more with my family in 2014.

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Elena

I am looking forward to traveling

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Kim D

Looking forward to celebrating our first anniversary with my husband in August -- hopefully with a fun trip abroad!

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Mel

We need to buy a car. I'm approaching this with excitement and dread.

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Holly S

I love New Year's because I get excited that it's like turning a new page in a book. It's a new start for new goals! I try to include financial, healthy living, and family and personal goals for each year.

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Guest

i am looking forward to financial freedom, and a healthier and happier me and family

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Gina

I'm looking forward to a better year all around and perhaps a small vacation!

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Trish

I look forward to paying off my house and eliminating my debt. August can't come soon enough!

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I am looking forward to 2014 by watching more films and exercise more!

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James

I look forward to maxing out the ROTH IRA contribution!

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Liisa

Looking forward to better health, adjusting to living on one income in our household, and paying off the last of our debt from moving towns and temporary underemployment.

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Betty

I look forward to saving more money this year, and to even better health. I have a plan for both! Happy new year!

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Tian A.

We're looking forward our 2nd baby in July 2014

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Linda

I look forward to having a medical issue taken care of, so i can get back to a hopefully normal life.

Happy New Year!

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Kay

I'm looking forward to a healthier year. I plan to eat better and exercise more.

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Doing more sailing to move closer to my goal of living aboard a boat.

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Guest

Looking forward to so many things.

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Yana

I look forward to the implementation of single-payer healthcare in the USA in 2014, and on a personal level, nothing would please us more than the financial ability for my husband to retire.

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Kim

I'm looking forward to celebrating my 30th anniversary in June. Time flies when you're having fun!

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jeannine s

I look forward too putting this year behind us

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Watching my 2 year-old and 3 month-old kids grow. Consolidating retirement accounts. Building my investment income. New Downton Abbey season, and getting rid of cable in favor of Apple TV and Netflix to save cash and time. A great new job opportunity that's in the works.
-RBD

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Guest

To new opportunities!

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Tiffany Sparks

I look forward to finding new ways to be frugal.

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Amy Koch

In 2014, I look forward to my new career as a Pharmacy Technician! I am starting my training in about a week!!

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Megan

I'm looking forward to spring break!

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Maura

Starting everyday and ending every day happy.

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Ernest S.

Looking to traveling more and staying debt free!

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Lisa L

I look forward to being healthy and not having any surgeries!

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Jen

Seeing what happens! 2013 brought me a lot of changes I never expected, both good and bad, and now I'm just open to whatever the Universe brings me.

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DeeDee

Looking forward to good health, happiness and spending time with my hubby!

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Lori P

Making more time for me and my hubby in this very busy world.

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Jennifer Marie

I look forward to seeing my sons get involved with their sports activities!

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I look forward to traveling to Seoul, Korea!

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Jose Perez

I want to take a hold of my retire account and increase my 401k contributions

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Nicole Vosburgh

I am looking forward to having a more organized home and lifestyle in 2014!

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Shelly W

To make sure that I pay attention to my health and spend time with family.

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Heather

I'm looking forward to really diving into my blog! I want to expand it and connect more with my fellow bloggers!

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Lynda

i'm looking forward to possibly starting to try to expand our family ;)

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Susan M.

I look forward to being done with my husband's year-long battle with cancer (he is now cancer-free!).

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Raina

I'm buying a house today, so I'm excited about moving in! I'm also supposed to finally graduate from college this summer! 2014 will be an awesome year for me.

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Brianna

Traveling! I'm going to India in March, and Latin America this summer. :)

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Rosanna C

I am looking forward to being a proud owner of a minivan. As a mom of two growing and busy little girls... it's inevitable!

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Jess

Getting healthier, especially by hitting the gym more. Fitness classes are surprisingly fun!

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Liz

I look forward to a completely different lifestyle-being more healthy, being less worried and being happily married in a few months.

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Diane

I'm looking forward to a fresh start~ clearing the clutter from my house & cleaning out the attic. Bizarre, right?

I'm also looking forward to a better year financially!

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Alissa A

I look forward to 2013 being behind me!

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Bethany

I'm looking forward to spending time with family!

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Rosemary

Getting a new job and getting further out of debt.

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Christina

I look forward to some home renovations we have been saving for and my 5 year wedding anniversary, which we have a trip planned for!

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guest

Child support ends in 6 months...

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Kristine R.

I am looking forward to traveling and saving money!

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Gina

I look forward to FINALLY decluttering my home!

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OFG

Spending more time at home with my son. I was worried about my decision to stay home, but he'll be in preschool before I know it. I want to enjoy every minute I have from now until then.

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Jessica

I'm looking forward to selling my house this year and moving forward with saving for and buying another one.

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J. Pario

Getting some uniformity to our finances--2013 had lots ups and even more downs, so I'm ready for steady.

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Happy Love

I look forward to watching my baby grow.

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Q

I'm looking forward to finding some direction this year... and then heading that way.

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Emily

I am going to pay off a large chunk of my students loans this year! My goal is $13,000+ dollars.

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Carmen

running my first 5K

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Margaret Davis

My husband and I finish our bankruptcy this year and are looking forward to staying as debt-free as possible!!

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Danielle

Moving back home to CO!

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NJ

Hopefully a new job and more money!

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Rebecca B. A. R.

Hopefully, I will be able to lose 25 lbs and be in less pain all the time, especially at work! That is what I'm hoping for in 2014!

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Tabathia B

Financial stability, paying off 75% of our debt and saving enough for a down payment on a new home and getting a 2nd car