Thursday, February 4, 2010
Obviously, how we deal with the economic challenges is a big part of our goals, discipline and inspiration. Stress over the loss of job or decrease in income, rising mortgages or costs or living, and the stress on our relationships that are intertwined with money matters, are on the rise. This is a good time to take stock of your budget, your spending habits, your lifestyle (not to mention taking an honest look at how your home, lifestyle and relationships may have suffered in the last year or so.)
Once you've taken stock, now it's time to get down to business and create some attainable goals. Here's a few articles and resources to help you get started:
How to Downsize Your Lifestyle - Less is more, especially now.
How to Get Cash for Your Unwanted Stuff - whether you are in need of quick cash, or you've realized you definitely have way too much, there's definitely a few ideas to help you clear some stuff out.
Be sure to get your free copy of financial expert Alan Haft's book The 10 Most Common Mistakes People Make with Their Money...and How to Avoid Them -- it's available on his blog "The Haft Report" along with a lot of other smart and savvy money tips!
Check out LiveStrong.com's Dare to Change Your Life articles and resources.
And remember, even hitting 60-70% of your goals and aspirations looks a whole lot better than 100% of nothing!