Setting Financial SMART Goals

Although it is important to take that first step and identify your financial dreams, this alone is not enough.  Goals are dreams with due dates. When you take your dreams and apply the SMART goal principle, you suddenly have a goal that not only means something, but actually gets you started on a plan to achieve it!  It’s natural to have more goals than money. Start by picking the goal that you’re most excited about reaching first.  Or, perhaps, you want to spread your money out across all of your goals, keeping in mind that each goal with take a bit longer to reach. Here are some useful resources to help you develop your SMART financial goals.