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Goal Setting

4 Things You Must Do in Order to Reach Your Goals

By on Dec 30, 2014 in Goal Setting | 5 comments

Nearly every person, whether they acknowledge it or not, has goals and dreams, but how can you go from having goals to the point where you actually reach your goals? Although the goal or goals that you set may seem daunting, the process you need to go through to reach your goals is actually quite simple.  Tedious, yes, difficult, not necessarily.  Today we’ll...

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When Opportunity Knocks, Be Ready to Act

By on Aug 12, 2014 in Goal Setting | 6 comments

Have you trained yourself to recognize when opportunity knocks?  Better yet, have you trained yourself to act, sometimes quickly, when opportunity knocks? As a person who craves routine and schedule, I’m working hard these days to learn to recognize unexpected opportunities, and to be willing to act quickly to make decisions on those opportunities. For...

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The Importance of Making Your Life Plan Personal

By on Jul 29, 2014 in Goal Setting | 8 comments

Whether we realize it or not, we all need to have a life plan.  Sure, you can wander through life, never planning how or where you want to or will work.  Or how you will manage your money.  But at the end of the day, formulating a plan for what you want your life to look like will result in a happier life.  Here at the Well Kept Wallet, Deacon focuses a lot on two...

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? J Money Does And So Do I

By on Jan 31, 2014 in Goal Setting, Money Habits | 23 comments

When I was at FinCon 2013, a financial blogger conference in St Louis, I met a guy named J. Money who is the founder of BudgetAreSexy.com. Now, I had been familiar with J.and his site, however, I will be honest I hadn’t spend much time at it before going to FinCon. One day I was perusing his blog and I came across his Million Dollar Club. He had a list of...

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How to Make 2014 Your Best Financial Year Ever

By on Jan 9, 2014 in Goal Setting | 15 comments

Do you want your finances to be better in 2014 than they were last year? If so, this post is for you. It can be so easy to lose track over our finances that we need to step back and take the time to figure out what went wrong and develop a strategy on how we can make better choices in the future. Although I am a Personal Finance blogger, I still make mistakes and I...

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Reflecting on 2013 and Goals for 2014

By on Dec 31, 2013 in Goal Setting | 24 comments

So much has happened this year that my life looks completely different in 2013 than it did one year earlier. Some of the changes were unexpected, but good nonetheless. Here is a brief summary of what happened in 2013 as well as my goals for next year. Looking back on 2013 Quit my job as a Financial Planner to work for myself full-time Was on Fox News in NYC for...

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