I know that by now, you’re probably tired of reading/thinking/hearing about all of the various ways in which we are resolving to better ourselves in 2018. Resolutions can feel exhausting, and there is nothing more stressful than the idea that you some how failed yourself by living an incomplete life in 2017 because you did not reach some arbitrary goal — even if you accomplished a whole lot of other stuff you’re really proud of.
And so we’re not presenting you with any one resolution or expectation when it comes to your money this year. Everyone is starting from a different place, and everyone’s numbers will look very different — what may be a lot saved for one person is not nearly what could be accomplished for another. What we do want to offer, though, especially in the just-released TFD book, is a roadmap for accomplishing the things you would like, at your own speed. You don’t have to fixate on any one particular dot on the horizon, you just have to be continually bettering the person you were yesterday in whichever ways make the most sense for your life today. Using those small increments of success and learning that your goals may not look like what you thought they would ensure a much more rewarding end result, and a much more sane journey getting there.
To that end, in this week’s video, we shared one of our favorite sections from the book, an outline to getting better with money in the course of a year. The advice is applicable to almost anyone, regardless of their budget or salary, and there is no rule that says you have to do it all, or do it all in order. But if you are determined to truly get on top of your finances this year, this is a great place to start on that journey.
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