Last year around this time, a lot of us set some fitness goals for the year. I asked readers to weigh in here on whether you’re planning to learn something new, gain or lose weight, or try a race or competition.
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Now that we’ve talked about setting goals and reviewed our performance for this year, it’s time to talk about next year. To that end, my 2019 money goal is...
Lifehacker readers know that goal setting and New Year’s resolutions don’t always work out (resolutions, specifically, have a high potential to fail).
But if you there’s something you want to achieve, it’s also undeniable that naming it, making a plan and taking specific and consistent steps is the best way to accomplish it. And the new year is as good a time as any to start doing that, assuming you’re lenient with yourself and understand that everyone faces setbacks at some point. Particularly with money.
As you reflect on the past year and make new resolutions, consider sitting down with your kids and making a money goal together for 2019.
There’s something about spring that seems like a fresh start. It’s still a second chance at a new year, a time to get everything in order and set some goals.
Balancing your financial goals, wants and needs isn't easy. There always seems to be something else popping up, keeping you from setting aside the money you intended to save at the beginning of the month. If you're trying to reach a money milestone - like saving up $10,000, for instance - here are some strategies that can help.
If there’s one truism when it comes to your money, it’d be not to let your emotions get the best of you: You don’t want to sell when the market’s tanking, splurge on something you can’t afford when you’re in a bad mood, or continually give money to a loved one with no strings attached.
But giving into your emotions can actually be a boon to your finances in the right circumstances. Here’s why.