Whether you have a lot of money or just a little, a true measure of your financial success is the ability to meet your goals. Imagine your financial goal as a destination you could travel to by car. To reach it, you will need to make efficient use of your money as you prepare for the journey, and you will need to set aside certain resources for use along the way. You will get a tune-up, check the tires, pack some food, etc., and you will also figure out how much money is needed for gas and tolls during the trip, all before you leave the driveway. Achieving your financial goals should work much the same way, because attaining them depends on thoughtful preparation. Properly developed goals can be incredibly motivating, and, as you get into the habit of setting and achieving them, you’ll probably find that your self-confidence has increased as well. By constructing a strong goal development routine, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of the goals you’ve set, in turn helping to ensure future financial successes. Getting fiscally fit is a process. As with any process, understanding its ‘moving parts’ helps you develop a   Read more…