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Financial Success

What it means and how to achieve it

Success or achievement of any kind is very satisfying – whether at work or at home, in your personal life or in your finances. That is because an achievement is something you accomplished after planning and putting in the work to successfully reach what you set out to do.

Just think about how satisfied you felt the last time you reached a goal Perhaps you completed a training course that improved your job skills; or achieved your fitness goal of exercising three times a week. No matter how big or small the achievement, most of us will agree that there is no better feeling than accomplishing a challenging goal.

Achievement can be even more important and satisfying when it comes to our finances, which play such a big role in our lives and affect the people we love.

Here are some examples of financial achievements that may bring you the most satisfaction:

  • Sticking to a budget or spending less than you earn
  • Having an emergency fund and the right insurance for when things go wrong
  • Paying off credit cards
  • Having a good credit record
  • Owning your own home
  • Becoming free of debt
  • Being on track with your savings plan, whether for your kids’ education, a dream holiday, or a financially secure retirement.

This May, we encourage you to reflect on your achievements, recall how happy and proud
your achievements made you feel and realize nothing stops you from doing it again.

Here are 3 simple steps to achieving your financial goals:

Set a goal – What is one thing you want to achieve financially before this year is over? You do not need a complex financial strategy – even one small goal successfully achieved (like not using a credit card anymore) can deliver great results. Be sure to write down your goal. This increases your chance of successfully achieving it.

Create a plan for your goals – Most people spend more time planning their holidays than they do planning their financial lives. Create a simple step-by-step plan to achieve your goal, then take the next step to implementing your plan. “Achievement is reached when the effort is made.”

Seek help – Contact your financial coach for guidance to achieve your financial goals.  It is free and available for you to use.

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way” – Napoleon Hill

Remember, no matter what your financial situation is, our financial coaches are ready to help you.
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