April is recognized as National Financial Literacy Month here in the US to help bring attention to how important it is to be knowledgeable about individual personal finances and to teach us how to establish and maintain (the hard part!) healthy financial habits.
Financial savviness is nothing new here at Divas With A Purpose and over the next couple of weeks we’ll have a new personal finance topic each weekday – including budgeting, debt management, savings and teaching our children how to be financially fit.
I know I’m not the only one that’s sat and planned out how I’d spend that financial windfall that’s going to come someday, right?
If money weren’t an object, I’d go back to school full-time to complete my degree and continue on with my Masters in Business Administration. I’d, also, work with my non-profit, the Lillie-Helen Stroke Awareness Foundation, full-time and take it to the next level.
Some of the items on my bucket list for the next 5 to 20 years are:
- Completing my MBA
- Becoming debt free
- Taking a family vacation to Washington, DC and Birmingham, Alabama
- Becoming more organized
- Sending my parents on a vacation
- Travelling to Paris and Africa
- Taking a cruise to Alaska
Financial Literacy Impacts Short and Long-Term Goals
Goal setting is the first step in attaining the items on your bucket list. By specifying what you want to attain, it gives you clarity and something to work towards. It gives you motivation and inspiration. It provides accountability and helps you to formulate SMART goals. It’s hard to get anywhere when you don’t have a starting or ending point.
Divas With A Purpose focuses on getting financially savvy during #FinancialLiteracy Month ow.ly/jCw5Z
— Michelle (@Divatude) April 1, 2013
If you could do anything and everything you wanted with money not being an issue, what would it be? Join us Wednesday as we discuss personal and financial goals.
Friday 7th of November 2014
Yes, April is financial literacy month but it’s important to be frugal during all year! Big goal consist of small ones. It’s very important to be goal oriented and to know what you want in your financial life. People who set goals and write down steps to achieve them often reach success and in the end their dreams come true. That’s why I think it’s necessary to save goals and then saving money will be much easier!
Tuesday 2nd of April 2013
Great bucket list. I have been majorly saving my money as well. So far I have planned and paid for all our vacation and trips. I just need to use spending money which I have already saved. It's a huge weight off my shoulders.
Tuesday 2nd of April 2013
great bucket list! i to want to finish my MBA I am almost there!