When Your Savings Goals Hit a Roadblock & Leave You On Empty
Our 2016 Savings Goals Update
2016 has certainly been another year full of ups and downs, twists and turns, both in our home and businesses, but I am excited to say we survived!
For the first time ever, I decided to set some goals (not resolutions) for 2016, and I even left my comfort zone and shared them with you here.
I must confess that we fell short on many of those goals, especially our savings goals, but I have yet to beat myself up for it because they are GOALS not requirements, not deadlines and not commitments. Sometimes GOALS have to change or undergo some alterations due to physical, financial or emotional challenges, as Benjamin Mays says, “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having NO goals to reach.”
Heaven knows our goals have made some enormous U-turns in the past year. The biggest and most obvious being the original goal of saving $5,000-$10,000 by the end of 2016.
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Normally I am not one to set “goals” for the up coming year. No “New Year Resolutions” for me. I am simple. I am boring, and most days I am just happy to putter along. I make lists. I make plans, but with life the way it is I don’t usually set goals and definitely don’t make resolutions.
THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT!
THIS YEAR I am setting multiple goals; some will be hard and others will be easy.
I have decided it would be wise t0 share my goals for 2016 with everyone, ask them to motivate me and help me stay accountable. (Yep, there is that word again. You will see it a lot at Treasured Tidbits in 2016.)
I will be sharing updates on our goal progress, as well as sharing tips and pointers on how we are accomplishing some of them. Such as saving $5,000-$10,000 while paying for two newly installed wood floors, paying off multiple medical bills, controlling the chaos we call paperwork and a house, and getting a handle on our health.
I hope that our ups and downs, tips, tricks, and mistakes may inspire you as well.
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