Goals, Motivation

When all is Said and Done, it is the Done that Counts

When all is said and done, it is the done that counts. Lots of folks spend their time talking about their problems, especially their financial problems.  Only a select few ever commit to the task of fixing those problems.  The talking is important, but only if it actually leads to real changes.  Decisions must be made, goals must be created, and plans must be implemented.  Real progress demands real work. Establish Big Goals – Here’s a brief paragraph, outlining the financial future that I want – I want to live my life without borrowing money.  I want to be able to send my children to college and retire when my wife is finished with her work as an educator.  I…

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Goals

Making Plans For An Awesome 2012

2011 was an amazing year for me and my family.  I am excited about 2012 – and I thought I would share a few of the plans I have for the coming year. Writing – In 2011, time available for writing was extremely limited.  Thankfully, my schedule has settled a bit, and my passion for writing appears to have returned.  I plan to write (a minimum of) two articles per day, one here at No Credit Needed and another over at No Calories Needed.  I also plan to announce the launch of a new site – one focusing on the spiritual aspect of my life. I hope you will enjoy what I’ll be producing, because my goal will be to…

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Goals, Savings

Savings Goals Listed By Priority

One of my main goals is to live the rest of my life without having to borrow any more money. At present, my wife and I are consumer-debt free and we are working hard to pay off our mortgage. In order to remain debt free, it is important that we think both short-term and long-term about our savings goals. I have created a list of our goals and ranked them by priority. I use the list to help guide us as we budget for monthly savings and plan annual retirement contributions. Emergency Fund – We will always maintain enough cash reserves to pay for a minimum of six months’ worth of expenses. 403b Retirement – I will have regular contributions…

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