Like physical fitness, financial fitness is a lifestyle choice. Consistent actions that build positive money management habits lead to financial wellness. Below are eight financial management categories. Listed in each category are action items to increase and improve financial fitness in that area. Choose at least one of the suggestions below to take a step toward improving your personal financial fitness.
Example: If I want to improve my credit score, I may choose to work on one of the credit tasks like accessing my free credit report.
CALL TO ACTION: Write down your choice and set a deadline to complete your task within two-weeks. Share your success with someone close to you, work as a team with your spouse if applicable.
At a visit to a doctor for an annual physical checkup, you may be examined for things like blood pressure, heart rate, weight, etc. (Web MD). When “examining” our own financial health, things we may evaluate our savings rate, budget method, or current debt burden.
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In my last post I shared how IMPORTANT it is to get your financial paperwork in order. I think we get little hints everyday on WHY this is so important- Governor Gary Herbert declared March as Flood Safety Awareness Month. How many earthquakes are we at now in the past 30 days?! Today is the day we are going to start our financial binder….ok, let’s say it again…TODAY is the day we are going to start our financial binder! And of course, I’ve got all the steps to share along the way. I won’t leave you hanging! Let's begin...
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