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6 Ways to Get Your 2019 Financial Goals in Order

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Hey Pearl! 2019 is here and itโ€™s a GREAT time to sit down and really get your goals set for this year. We could set all kinds of personal goals, but I am here today to help you set your money goals for 2019.

Letโ€™s reflect on 2018 first, shall we? What were your financial wins and loses last year? Is there something that you are doing particularly well, and areas that could use improvement?

Write them down! Now, letโ€™s dive into the 6 best tips I have for setting financial goals for 2019!

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We will be talking about setting your financial goals to support your overall dreams! If your financial goals support your dreams, you will be much more likely to stick to them. Letโ€™s dive deep and get those dreams realized!

 

6 Steps to Financial Goal Setting

  1. What do you value?

What is valuable to you in your life right now? It may be spending time with friends, getting outdoors, working out, cooking meals? Once you know what you value, youโ€™ll be better equipped to set your financial goals to help facilitate those values in your life.

  1. Brainstorm Your Dreams

I want you to list out ALL of your dreams, whether they are fiancial or not. Once you know what dreams you have for your future, you can create financial goals that lead you in the right direction! Make a list of 5 dreams you have for the next year, 5 dreams for 5 years from now, and 5 dreams for 10+ years.

  1. Prioritize Those Dreams

Now that you have a big โ€œbrain dumpโ€ of your dreams, letโ€™s narrow it down. Prioritize and get down to the 3 most important dreams for the next 1, 5 and 10 years. Pick 3 dreams for each time period. From here, we are going to start to make a list of actionable steps to take for each dream you have. Where do your goals and values align? Make sure every goal you choose reflects what you value most.

  1. Top 3 Life Goals

Now we are going to dive in even deeper. Letโ€™s narrow it down to your top 3 goals for your whole life. Donโ€™t focus on anything else but three at a time. I know this is a hard step, but its so important to help drive you towards making financial choices that help you get to your dreams the fastest.

  1. Get specific

For each of these 3 top goals write down:

  • What the goal is
  • Why itโ€™s a priority and why it makes the cut and deserves your attention
  • Write down any potential obstacles that might stand in your way
  • What financial baby steps will help you achieve your goal. Write them down.
  • Give it an ideal due date
  1. Reevaluate Regularly

Now that we have these goals, and steps to reach them, youโ€™re going to reevaluate every 6 months to see where youโ€™re at with achieving them. Youโ€™ll be able to readjust at this time. For example, lets say your top goals were getting better at meal planning, saving for a vacation and spending more time outside, but then you had a baby. Now you may shift to saving for college for that child in the future. Our priorities change from time to time so make sure youโ€™re adjusting as you go.

Setting big, lofty goals can be really challenging. I expect this to take you some time to work through. But having these goals laid out is going to give you an excellent starting place for building a goal based budget. Another thing that will help is taking one of my FREE webinars coming up this week and next!

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