6 Tips for Setting Better Goals

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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

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How are you doing with your goals? Are you still motivated, or have you given up already? 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 ).

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My Battle Against Travel Eating and a Lack of Motivation

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The only food available was at gas stations and drive-throughs. While we were actually at the event, the Kansas City Curling Club provided free food all weekend. But I also ate quite a few free bbq pulled pork sandwiches, which is not diet food. pounds from my September 25 goal.

Go Green, Save Money, Live Healthy

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A great way to achieve these goals is by going green! Most gyms have very affordable rates and motivational programs, helping you get healthy without needing to spend too much. When balancing our lives, there are many things that we need to consider.

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

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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

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

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We have led 7 sessions of Financial Peace University mostly to keep ourselves motivated. 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?

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

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Many of their ideas were inspiring and their stories continued to motivate me through the entire process. 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?

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Christmas Savings Club | February Meeting

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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. My monthly goal is $100. We just need to be mindful enough that we can make up that $40 on top of our $100 goal for March.

Spark Activity Tracker $29.95 Amazon

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The Spark is an all-day activity tracker that motivates you to stay active throughout the day. The Spark wirelessly syncs to your computer so you can view your results, set goals, earn trophies, and participate in challenges. Stay motivated with trophies and challenges with real prizes!

Christmas Savings Club | August Meeting

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

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’ 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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Find out how Jessica paid off $56,000 of student loans, credit cards, and a car loan.

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It took me five years to pay off my debt but two of those years I had a job loss, I was taking care of my grandparents and I had lost my motivation and drive to pay off the debt. What are your financial goals now? My next big hairy audacious goal is to buy a home with cash!

Get Paid to Work Out in 6 Ways for 2017

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Now that should motivate anyone? There are three different pacts you can make: veggie, gym or food logging pact. Once you pick your pact, you will then set an amount of money to pay for another pact member if you don’t meet this goal.

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

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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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Take Control of Your Money in 2015

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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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Money and Marriage – How To Get And Stay On The Same Track and $999.99 Giveaway

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You may have different needs and desires and goals for your life. Perhaps he doesn’t like spicy food, but she grew up with it and loves it. Although my spouse and I didn’t do this, we got lucky and had similar upbringings in the money sphere and we grew to have common goals.

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How this Couple Eliminated $180,000 of Debt in 12 Months!

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He has paid a price to win with hard work and sacrifice to reach his goals, and I truly admire him for that. We also listed to The Dave Ramsey Show every day for daily motivation while we worked the baby steps. We tried our best to stretch the food budget.

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My Weight Loss Journey So Far

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I had kept my love of junk food but was no longer active at all. I was a cubicle worker during the day, a blogger at night, and a food vacuum all day long. My Ultimate Goal. My current goal is to hit 140 pounds by the end of 2011 and maintain that weight from there.

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Financial Lessons from the Movies – The Unsinkable Molly Brown

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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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Find out how Charissa and Her Husband Paid Off $7665 of Debt and Cash Flowed College

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Make your goals visual. Have pictures of your Why around in your daily life to help keep you motivated. If married, who initiated the debt free goal? However, I did increase my food budget slightly at first, and more later, as wholesome, nutritious food is important to me.

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

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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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I Took a Week Off…and Loved It

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But since I hit my goal, we ended up going as a date night on September 28th before my weekend away in Chicago. I honestly don’t mind since I doubt this will become a regular thing, but if I do keep hitting that huge goal, we will be discussing a different reward.

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Whether online or through the Fitbit App, you can set goals and stay motivated to keep on your path to fitness with graphs, badges, and friendly competitions. Have you been wanting a Fitbit?

10 Smart Ways to Become Debt Free

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Everyone had unique motivation for working towards debt freedom: Jackie and her husband were sick of the stress that goes along with money issues. The interviewees also found that cutting their food spending freed up quite a bit of money to apply towards debt.

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UP 24 by Jawbone Bluetooth Enabled $69.99 {Lowest Price}

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Features: Provides the motivation you need on your wrist to move more, sleep better, and improve your fitness. Track your food, drink, calories, nutrients and use the UP® App Food Score to quickly know if you are eating right. Connect with your friends and family so you can reach your goals together or see how you measure up on the team leaderboards. Here is yet another Fitbit Deal that is worth your buck and a great holiday gift!

Rethink Your Christmas Spending | 31 Days to Find $1000 | Christmas Savings Club

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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. How did you do in October to reach your savings goal? Two months until Christmas!

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UP 24 by Jawbone – Bluetooth Enabled $69.99 Shipped {Lowest Price Back Again}

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Features: Provides the motivation you need on your wrist to move more, sleep better, and improve your fitness. Track your food, drink, calories, nutrients and use the UP® App Food Score to quickly know if you are eating right. Connect with your friends and family so you can reach your goals together or see how you measure up on the team leaderboards. This Hot Jawbone deal is back again on Amazon!

Grocery Budget Challenge | January Meeting

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The Goal of the Grocery Budget Challenge is to be creative with our meal planning and grocery shopping so that we aren’t over-spending. We don’t want to make our families miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house.

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Weight Watchers Magazine Subscription $4.99 Per Year

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Weight Watchers Magazine is the perfect companion for women or men who are dedicated to their health and fitness goals. Weight Watchers Magazine brings many inspirational stories from Weight Watchers members that will be sure to keep motivation high.

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Weight Watchers Magazine is the perfect companion for women or men who are dedicated to their health and fitness goals. Weight Watchers Magazine brings many inspirational stories from Weight Watchers members that will be sure to keep motivation high.

Master Lock National Random Act of Kindness Day 4 Giveaway

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I am trying to make this goal come true by feeding my family healthy foods whenever I am able and making better choices for everyone when we do eat out. Setting this small goal will make achieving your overall resolution more realistic.

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Yakezie Carnival – Credit Cards Edition

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Discussing how it is easier to eat healthy when you have food stamps but once that is gone or you have “graduated” from the program, you can no longer eat as well. Those are all great ideas, but one company is taking it a step further to help motivate us.

Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker – $47.99

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This looks like a really fun way to track your fitness goals and keep you motivated! Set goals, view progress, and earn badges. Log food, weight and more on Fitbit’s website or apps. Need a little fun in your fitness?

Stay Active to Lose Weight

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Tip #2: Stay Motivated with a Fitness Partner(s). I can see how active I am each day, set goals and keep track of my progress. These competitions with either yourself or your friends is such a huge motivator! You can slowly increase those goals.

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Weight Watchers Magazine Subscription – $4.99

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About Weight Watchers Magazine : Weight Watchers Magazine is the perfect companion for women or men who are dedicated to their health and fitness goals. Weight Watchers Magazine brings many inspirational stories from Weight Watchers members that will be sure to keep motivation high.

Bumble Bee Giveaway

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10,000 Steps a Day with my FitBit One

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And if you had the tool to motivate you to make small changes throughout your day (walk a little bit more, eat a little bit better), and you can see/track how all these things add up to big results on your computer and your phone- wouldn’t that be fantastic?

Weight Watchers, Natural Health and Good Housekeeping Magazine Bundle Subscription – $11.99

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Eat to Lose Weight

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So the idea of starting to work out to lose weight did not motivate me, but after the initial cleanse helped me lose some weight, I was motivated to change the way I eat to lose weight. I also knew that I couldn’t completely stop from eating all the foods I loved.

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How to Lose 50 Pounds in 6 Months

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I’m excited to share with you my tips and explain what worked for me, but I want to say that I am not a dietician or doctor and that before starting any weight loss plan, it is a good idea to consult with your doctor about your unique situation and goals.

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(Exercising) The Art of Frugality

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For several years now I've been motivated to action when reading her classic, tried-and-true frugal tricks and tips as she menu plans, money manages and enjoys the luxuries of a simple life with her family. I use them a lot in the food and craft pantries for storing supplies.