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Goal Setting

Get to Know Your Future Self

By on Mar 31, 2015 in Goal Setting | 2 comments

Part of the reason that so many people fall prey to the instant gratification purchases that lead to excessive debt is because they’re not thinking when making those purchases in terms of the life of their future self.  Sometimes the future can be hard to think about.  Living in the now – enjoying the day, the week, the opportunities that come –...

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8 Steps You Can Take to Build Wealth

By on Feb 17, 2015 in Goal Setting, Saving Money | 3 comments

Do you dream of having enough money to have more freedom in life, but are unsure of how to actually build wealth? Learning to build wealth does take time, but it isn’t difficult.  The road to financial independence is much more about perseverance than it is about money.  The news media occasionally shares stories about the janitor, bookkeeper or other...

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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 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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