I’m not a huge shopper but I do occasionally enjoy it. Additionally, if I am shopping I really enjoy getting a good deal. I’ve found a very fun hobby in thrifting and would like to share some tips…
Archives for June 2019
Alright, I started the year revealing my 2019 goals and talked about creating the sustainable habit of goal setting. In light of that, I think it prudent to do a mid-year check-in where I grade myself.
The rating system
♦♦♦♦♦ – Bravo! Basically, if I give myself 5 diamonds, it means that I have followed through on the defined action steps outlined in achieving said goals. Additionally, it means I have achieved the goal and/or am on track to achieve it. For the more abstract goals, it’s essentially open to my humble interpretation of how I’m doing.
♦♦♦♦ – Still pretty awesome! By giving myself 4 diamonds, I am saying that I am on track to achieve my goal but I have missed some of the action steps along the way.
♦♦♦ – Fair to middling. Three diamonds are well, average. It means I’m working on my goal but certainly not at the pace I set out to.
♦♦ – Needs improvement. Do you like how I’m being really positive with my wording?? Sure two stars are nothing to write home about, but let’s look at it as an opportunity to get better. 😉
♦ – Need inspiration. I originally wrote fail for one star but I realized that I’m only halfway through 2019 and so we can hardly call this a fail. The whole point of a mid-year check-in is to see what’s not working and make necessary adjustments to accomplish all goals (if still relevant)! I’m going for all positive stuff here.
I will say that sometimes we realize it’s better to abandon a goal. Why you say? Well, perhaps a goal is no longer relevant. Or maybe it was the wrong goal in the first place. Anyway, the point of a mid-year check-in is to evaluate, judge, and adjust.
I think this is key not just in your finances but in life generally. There is so much vying for our attention. All. The. Time.
Additionally, everyone has opinions so “if you don’t know what you stand for you’ll fall for anything.” – Alexander Hamilton
Today, I’m excited to share a guest post from Andrew Rombach. Andrew & I have been exchanging emails about his journey and experience in paying off his student loans. Unfortunately, many Americans are riddled with student loan debt (as was I) and so I’m always interested in sharing different ways to tackle debt with my readers.
I think you’ll enjoy this post by Andrew as he explains several ways to pay off your student loans. I really like giving people options since it’s personal finance and Andrew does a great job laying them out.
It’s kind of like a choose your own adventure…