achieving goals

6 Steps to Achieving All Your Goals

Is your long list of goals looking a little… optimistic? You really can achieve all of them, but you'll have to plan smart and set priorities first. Here's how.

Frugality and the Myth of Self-Denial

Contrary to popular opinion, frugality isn't all about self-denial. Discover how little luxuries can help keep you frugal.

The 1% Rule and Other Ways to Make Goals Manageable

Big goals are achieved through small changes. How small? Well, forget about 110% — sometimes all you need to give is 1%.

12 Proactive Things You Can Do Right Now

You don't need a list of resolutions to start living a better life. Start today with these simple steps that can lead to a happier and healthier you.

Achieve More With Goal Sequencing

What's the secret to achieving any goal you set? Breaking it down into many smaller sequential goals and tackling each one at a time. Here's how to do it.

Get It Done: How to Measure Your Goals

How can you achieve your goals if you don’t even know how to measure them? Learn how to quantify your goals and accomplish more.

5 Money Truths That Aren't Always Obvious

For all the thinking we do about money, we sometimes miss the most important points. Discover five truths about finances that might surprise you.

How to Stick to an Exercise Plan

If you've set a goal to lose weight or get healthy through exercise, great! Make sure you achieve your goal by following these suggestions.

Why Your Big New Year's Resolutions Are Pointless

Forget about your resolutions; there's no point in making them. Okay, that might be harsh...but they're not a good way to make life changes. Learn why.

4 Self-Discipline Tricks I Learned From the Marathon

Don't worry if you're not a runner — these lessons can help you achieve your goals no matter what you're trying to do.

Friends and Goals: Don't Let a Blue Falcon Bring You Down

What's the key to ensuring you achieve your goals? Not listening to the "blue falcons" in your life.

Are You Frugal or Cheap?

Saving money is great — but sometimes, it can be taken too far. Are you crossing the line from savvy frugality into miserly cheapness?

Effort vs. Results: The Difference Between Trying and Getting It Done

Sometimes, trying hard isn't enough. If you really want spectacular results, you need to make sure you properly direct your efforts. Here's how.

How Closing a Small Business Can Grow a Better One

Closing your business doesn't have to be the end of having one. These business owners found better opportunities after closing their first ventures.

6 Easy Ways to Get Back on Track

When you just can't seem to get anything going, these simple-but-effective techniques will help you get motivated.

8 Personal Finance Basics to Tackle NOW

We spend a lot of time reading, but how often do we take action based on the advice we read? Discover the eight basic tasks you should tackle ASAP.

My One Favorite Frugal Living Tip

I read a lot of great frugal living advice. But there's one (yup, just one) tip that makes all of the others work.

Living the Savvy Life: A Review

Whether you're a hardcore budgeter or getting your finances in order for the first time, this book can help you save money — and achieve your goals.

Trade in New Year's Resolutions for Achieving Life Goals

New Year's resolutions are nice. But this year, go a step further and instead of just making a year-long goal, make a goal for life.

Why Getting Out of Debt is Like Running a Marathon

A few years ago, I ran a marathon. And while it taught me a lot about exercise, it might have taught me even more about money.