Number 5 – Follow Through
Okay. You’ve finally decided to get your financial house in order. You’ve worked through the numbers and sorted out your bills. You’ve filled out your budget – (My favorite? You Need A Budget) – and you and your spouse on the same page. There’s just one more thing you need to do — Follow Through.
How many times have you said that you were going to focus on debt reduction, only to put it off for “one more month”?
How many times have you “thought” about creating a will or buying more life insurance?
How many times have you “really meant to” fund a Roth IRA?
How many times have you talked about saving for kids’ college, or a newer car, or new appliances?
Don’t just think about making a change – Make a change!
It doesn’t matter how many times you rework your spreadsheets or retool your debt reduction plan. If you don’t implement your plan, the plan becomes useless. So, turn of the TV, grab that stack of bills, get started – and keep going!
This post was written twenty minutes after Interval Training Thursday – if it reads a little coach-like, that’s why!