6 Tips for Setting Better Goals

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Goal setting seems to be one of the Things That We Do in our society. Reaching for goals can be a good thing. Unfortunately, setting goals effectively can trip you up. Your first step when setting a goal is to choose something that matters. Focus On One Goal At A Time.

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A Better Way to Achieve Your Goals This Year

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

How are you doing with your goals? But for all good intentions, only a tiny fraction of us keep our resolutions; University of Scranton research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals” ( Forbes ). She’s met her goal, but she hasn’t changed her habits.

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Being Intentional With My Time, Finances, and Food – My Goals for 2012

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I shared on the Couponing 101 Facebook page recently that my word for 2012 is “intentional” Despite making lots of goals, I tend to struggle with controlling my day-to-day actions to reach my desired goals. I really love making goals.

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My 2011 Goals Part 1

Saving SAHM Sanity

New Year, new goals! I love setting goals. I purposely set myself a lot of goals. This year I broke my goals down into four categories: Health, Personal, Money/Financial, and Household. Here are my goals for Health and Personal. I don't exercise at all and when it comes to food, I'm worse. I HATE HEALTHY FOOD! I'm a major junk food junkie. By then I'm starving and craving sugar and salt, and usually will eat food that's not good for me. ~

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8 Best Foods for Flat Abs

Coupons Do Work

But eating these foods and doing workouts at home, you will lose weight in no time! Avocado: Avocado is super a nutritious fruit you can choose for a healthy diet (in fact Avocado was the first baby food my kids had, it is easy to make!). Nuts can help you achieve any weight loss goal.

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New Year, New You: Food Allergies, Grocery Budgets, South Beach Diet, and More!

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This month I teamed up with five other bloggers to share our goals for the new year, and hopefully inspire and encourage you to do the same! Couponing 101 – I shared My Menu-Planning Goals , How to Save Money on a Whole Foods Diet , and My Goals for Being Intentional in 2012.

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Healthy Eating with Real Food Moms and Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

I had never heard of Real Food Moms but once I did I was hooked! I love their philosophy on food and food for kids and think their website is great! Join us at 2:00PM EST every Tuesday for our weekly Twitter Party along with Family Food Experts!

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My Life Plan

Family Balance Sheet

As part of Prudential’s Women Inspired campaign, I was encouraged to think about my dreams detailing my long-term goals and aspirations. I broke my goals into two categories: Financial and Personal. Our Financial Goals: Pay off our non-mortgage debt.

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2012 My Year in Review

Saving SAHM Sanity

Even though I didn't meet most the goals I set out to accomplish, I'm not disappointed. Eat more whole grains and less refined carbs: Well, I ate less fried foods. My 2012 GoalsWell, 2012 was a very bad year for my family. We struggled with many things and even had two close loved ones pass away. The fact that we're still standing and moving forward is success enough for me!

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2012 in 2012

Saving SAHM Sanity

Every New Year, I've set a goal to purge all the unwanted, unused items in my home. Rule #1 : Food doesn't count. 2012 in 2012 My 2012 GoalsAfter a few months I loose steam and never purge as much as I want to. This year I'll be doing the 2012 in 2012! I'm committing to purging 2,012 items from my home this year. I have a few rules that I'll be following. I'm not going to track every time I use a jar of peanut butter! Rule #2: I'll add items if I buy something new!

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Disney Food Review | Paradiso 37 At Downtown Disney

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It’s my ultimate goal to try every burger at Disney. Next up was the food. More Disney articles you may like: Disney Disney Food Pin This To Pinterest. Once I heard there was a pineapple and bacon burger on the menu, Paradiso 37 was on my Disney bucket list.

Frugal February

Family Balance Sheet

How did you do with your financial goals in January? We have only one financial goal for 2019 and we made some progress in January. It was a great feeling to make that payment, and to continue the momentum I want to double down on our financial goal. One month down for 2019.

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Have a Mindful March!

Family Balance Sheet

We made one big financial goal for 2019 and are striving and working hard to make progress. We started the year with a great January and made some progress with our goal, so to continue the momentum, I wanted to double down on our financial goal and be very mindful with our finances.

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Improve Your Diet and Physical Fitness Level One Month at a Time

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Then, 18 months ago I gave up some other foods I was intolerant to like gluten. For instance, since I want to exercise more, I might set my January goal as walk for 20 minutes 3 days a week. I haven’t made my goal overwhelming; it’s completely manageable.

How to Break the Cycle of Unhealthy Habits

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Every time I have to walk into one because it’s my only option for a food and a bathroom break for the next hundred miles, I suck it up and begin the search- an apple, maybe a salad (but hold the creamy dressing), and a mini bag of pretzels. The second strategy is to practice long-term goals.

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Healthy Habits: Eating Healthy During the Holidays

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Thanksgiving with family It can be hard to resist sampling all of the tempting dishes that you’ve loved since childhood, especially if a relative who equates food with love guilts you into indulging in all of the foods that she prepared with you in mind. Holiday parties Whether it’s the office mixer or the wine-and-cheese that your neighbors throw every year, you know that there will be a table filled with appetizers and an open bar, with appealing finger foods and cocktails.

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Meet Tracy, a Single Mom Who Paid Off $41,587 | Debt Free Stories

Family Balance Sheet

I just moved to the more rural area to enjoy time gardening and cooking with real foods. Meal plan based on dietary needs and whatever your hot buttons are for foods. (I Who initiated the debt free goal? I initiated the debt free goal. What are your financial goals now?

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Meet Carrie. She Paid Off $14,000 in Debt in 14 Months.

Family Balance Sheet

I did the regular budget audit and cut things out like entertainment, fast food, and going out with friends. Who initiated the debt free goal? He leaves most of the financial goals up to me, but we make the decisions together. What are your financial goals now?

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Christmas Savings Club | February Meeting

Family Balance Sheet

The goal for this monthly accountability meeting is to give updates on our progress, motivate one another and help all of us save for a cash Christmas. The good news is that my husband is trying to improve his nutrition and health and in the month of February started a whole foods cleanse.

Go Green, Save Money, Live Healthy

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

A great way to achieve these goals is by going green! By eating only fruits and veggies that are in season in the area in which you live, you will reduce your carbon footprint, and your food will always be fresh! When balancing our lives, there are many things that we need to consider.

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Free eCookbook: 20 Tasty & Healthy Recipes for the New Year

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Find out How Brian & His Wife Paid off $109,000 in Credit Card Debt

Family Balance Sheet

Little things like coffee, lunches, fast food etc add up and can kill your budget. If married, who initiated the debt free goal? The short term sacrifice was for the long term goal of being debt free. What are your financial goals now?

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Contingency Budgeting: Low, Medium, and High

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Once you’ve identified the cost of your true necessities (housing, transportation, food, etc), you’ll know how much you income you need to bring in at a minimum. Set goals for the things you want and include the savings you need to reach those goals as a line item in your budget.

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Christmas Savings Club | August Meeting

Family Balance Sheet

The goal for this monthly accountability meeting is to give updates on our progress, motivate one another, and help all of us save for a cash Christmas. Our monthly goal for Christmas savings is $100. You''ll avoid all sorts of duplicate purchases and reduce food waste too.

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How Angela & Jeff paid off $58,000 of Debt in 2 Years

Family Balance Sheet

We had tried other methods in the past, but found this one suited us best since it forced us to focus on one goal at a time, rather than trying to do it all (pay off debt and contribute to savings and retirement). Shop with a list, and not just for food. Meet Angela.

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Meet Krista & Jon Who Paid Off $36,000 | Debt Free Stories

Family Balance Sheet

’ Apart from our careers we’re very into cultural experience, LOVE big city life with all the culture and delicious food it provides and our greatest lament in moving to Western NY is that there won’t be the variety that our beloved Portland offers us.

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10 Crowd-Pleasing Football Party Recipes

Couponing 101

Beer-Cheese Dip via My Food and Family. A popular finger food, these are easy to make and easy to eat at a party. Football, helmet, field goal, etc! I worked up an appetite looking at all this amazing food.

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Take Control of Your Money in 2015

Family Balance Sheet

My husband and I make some financial goals at the start of every year. When I run the numbers, I realize it’s going to take years before we can scream, ”WE’RE DEBT FREE”, our ultimate goal. This should start next week and my goal is to post on Fridays.

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Meet Amanda & Daniel. They Paid Off $68,000 in Debt in 8 Months.

Family Balance Sheet

We ate at home a lot and watched our food budget carefully. We still allotted a lot of money for food, but we were careful not to go too far over budget. Who initiated the debt free goal? What are your financial goals now?

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How to Conduct an Effective Family Financial Analysis

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Set Financial Goals. Think of this: Whether you are an employee or businessman, you have to set goals to be successful. Without careful planning and setting these goals, your bottom line suffers. You need to set financial goals to ensure success. Control Spending on Food.

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Financial Lessons from the Movies – The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Have a dream and set goals. One of the first songs Reynolds sings is “I ain’t down yet” which loudly and emphatically expresses her dream of being rich and the goals she has to get there. Use your dreams and goals to guide your actions. Throughout the movie, she repeats her dream and her goals and uses them to guide her actions so that she can get rich and do the things she wants to do. Stay focused on your goal.

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Redefining Moderation.

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I’ve found that so many people are constantly in the midst of that struggle; finding a healthy lifestyle they can sustain in the long term while accomplishing and maintaining their physical goals. I’d say continuing to miss the mark on hitting your goals is a fairly good indication.

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The Final Grocery Budget Challenge Post

Family Balance Sheet

It was a bold goal to reduce our spending by so much and I knew I would have to be very diligent with my meal planning. While we needed to stay on budget, I also didn’t want to make my family miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house.

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My Word for 2019

Family Balance Sheet

Our main financial goal is to pay off our last non-mortgage loan. It was a goal in 2018, but high medical bills and other financial challenges hindered our progress. One word. Just one word to focus on during the upcoming year.

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How to Start a Budget (and be successful at it!)

Family Balance Sheet

Personally, budgeting has allowed us to control of our money, reach financial goals, and start planning for our dream life. – Food: groceries, meals out, school lunches. If they are, you can consider putting the extra funds into an emergency fund, pay off a credit card, or save for another financial goal. If you have financial goals, budgeting will be an important tool to reaching those goals. Do you feel like you have more month than money?

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How to Avoid Impulse Spending

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We need to work together to set some financial goals and a budget for you so that you can resist spending money on items that really don’t matter in the long run. Figure out your cost of housing and food per month. Lastly, set some financial goals.

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