After reading quite a few personal finance blogs regularly over the past year or so, one of my goals for 2010 was to start my own within 3 months, and here I am, squeaking in during the last few hours of March! I feel like I’ve learned so much from the blogs I’ve been reading and realized that I would love to take part in the community of PF bloggers I see on the web.
One aspect of PF blogs that seems to have widespread success is the public posting of goals. I remember reading a study that showed that people who wrote down their goals were more successful in achieving them. The supposed “Harvard Goals Study” is one I remember hearing before, but it is just a myth. However, Dr. Gail Matthews, a clinical psychologist at Dominican University, studies goals and behavior and has found that people who make a written goal and hold themselves to another person are significantly more likely to accomplish the goal. I hope that by writing down my goals in this blog and sharing them with other PF bloggers, I will be more likely to achieve them. Have you had any experiences with goal-setting?
- File 2009 Taxes
- File 2010 quarterly taxes
- Record spending weekly
- Advertise for roommates
- Exercise at least 4 times a week
- Run up to 3 miles continuously
- Cook and share two new healthy recipes