Financial Goals for 2017!

It's important to set financial goals for yourself and share them with others. It's a good way to motivate yourself to work harder to achieve your goals.
It’s important to set financial goals for yourself and share them with others. It’s a good way to motivate yourself to work harder to achieve your goals.

Our financial goals – hold us to them!

Long before 2016 ended I was already mentally setting financial goals for 2017. Usually I make New Year’s Resolutions but after paying off $18k of student loan debt in 2016, I’ve changed my game. The whole process taught me to look at every dollar coming in and make a plan for it.

I’m not going to share with you where every single dollar of ours is going. However, I will share our general, overall financial goals for this year.

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We Paid off $18k of Student Loan Debt in 1 Year

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These are the three steps we started with on our journey to pay off our student loan debt.

We Paid off $18k of Student Loan Debt in 1 Year!

In January of 2016 I decided we finally needed to get a handle on our finances and work on paying off debt. Even though we could pay the bills, we had no clue how much money we made versus how much we spent each month. Our budgeting used to involve educated guessing on my part: we’d pay bills based on who was getting paid next and we had a weird system of putting money in the joint account to make bill pay possible. It sounds bad, doesn’t it? Because it was.

Well, my 2016 New Year’s Resolution was to fix our mindset and start treating our finances like the adults we pretend to be. We accomplished this by taking these three major steps:
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