Money To Live

July 29, 2008

Reaching a financial goal

Filed under: goals — by moneytolive @ 5:00 am
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In 2007 I reached my first major financial goal, and I was not sure what to do.

The typical American way to celebrate is to spend money — either by buying something new or going out for an expensive meal. I thought about going out for a nice meal, but it seemed wrong to celebrate a larger net worth by spending money.

Instead, I made a donation to a charity I care about. Now with each new financial goal, I set a corresponding goal of donating money to celebrate.

How do you celebrate reaching a financial goal — whether it be for packing lunch every day for a week to save money, joining a carpool to save on gas (and reduce emissions), or reaching a multiple of your net worth?


1 Comment »

  1. Love the name and the content! This post assumes that ordinary people have goals (as compared with dreams). However, for those who do actually set and reach goals, most celebrations feature food. Thus we become more overweight and less fit when we reach those goals. So, thanks for writing about non-food rewards for those of us who were poorly trained. I’m really impressed with your plan to celebrate and hope you will do so frequently.

    Comment by lillian — July 29, 2008 @ 10:41 pm |Reply

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