5 year old Sam and his Mum, Lynnae at Being Frugal have just hosted the 2nd ever Carnival of Financial Goals.
Interspersed with pictures of their town and motivational sayings by Sam, (clearly a very wise young man), the Carnival lists a great number of goals various bloggers have resolved to achieve in 2008.
Examples that I personally considered inspiring and / or educational are listed here.
The Digerati Life’s business, financial, job and personal goals. Some of her goals may seem to depend a little on factors outside her control. In which case, Mike of Four Pillars suggests that we should list them more along the lines of a wish.
Brooke at Dollar Frugal has listed 4 specific goals and intends to review them using Groundhog Day resolutions rules. The rules call for the goals to be reviewed on the 1/1, 2/2, 3/3 etc.
The lady with the PhD and a black belt in taekwando to boot, is sick and tired of her debts. She has given herself a time horizon of December 09 to eliminate completely all her non mortgage debt and has set herself interim targets to shoot for.
Patrick has taken the factors outside his control from the equation, as he describes his financial goals and how he intends to achieve them in 2008.
The Glblguy has listed 10 specific and very focused targets as his goals for his blog for 2008. His blog has a mission or should I say, tag line, which I am completely in alignment with. “Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.”
Whilst many books tell us about how to set goals and such, it is quite rare to see such a number and variety of real life examples.
Just for this experience, this Carnival is well worth a visit.
And our very best wishes to everyone who participated and may all their goals, resolutions and wishes come true in 2008!
And a special vote of thanks to Sam who stood in for his Mum most admirably.