February 2014

Taking Charge of Your Financial Future

I’ve heard people say that one of the signs someone has reach adulthood is when they start truly worrying about their financial future. Well, if this is true, I have finally become an adult.

Photo by: Kanate,

Photo by: Kanate,

Lately, I’ve been obsessing about managing my money better. I started reading books, blogs and articles that teach about personal finances. I’ve researched, read and learned from financial advisors such as Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey. I’ve also discovered a number of blogs on personal finance and some are absolutely fantastic.

I will be sharing more on this topic and the things I’ve been learning as I continue to work towards financial freedom. But for now, I will share my long term financial goals. I hope that through my sharing I can help and inspire others to achieve financial peace.

So yes, I have officially become an adult and I intent on taking charge of my finances.

Long Term Financial Goals:

  • Pay off all debt
  • Have a fully funded emergency fund
  • Increase personal income
  • Have a college fund for 2 children
  • Increase retirement account contributions by 10%
  • Save to buy a house in the Dominican Republic

Do you have any financial goals? How are you planning on taking charge?


4 thoughts on “Taking Charge of Your Financial Future

  1. Good luck to you on your goal. I know you can do it.
    I Guess I’m a grown up too, because I’m starting to respect Money & its true value. Money is not everything and is not what makes people happy, but without it
    is very difficult.

  2. Love to hear this! After talking to Natalia and Nestor we’re going the Ramsey route and working towards financial freedom as well. Looking forward to hearing about your journey =)

    • Hola Paola, I like Ramsey’s approach although it can also seem a bit radical at times. I am looking forward to trying everything that works for me and my family. Thanks for reading!

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