Make Smarter Financial Resolutions [VIDEO]

December 19, 2015 : Mike and Lauren – Guest Contributors

Financial resolutions are some of the most popular around New Years. We think it’s important to set a resolution that is specific and measurable. Otherwise, you might feel overwhelmed and give up altogether. For us, the first step is to look backward at our year and see where we did well and what financial goals we want to improve.

We think intentional reflection is crucial for setting financial goals and resolutions that stick. Saying things like “I need to save more money” or “I’m going to pay off debt,” or “I want to make a budget” all ways of saying “I need to spend less money.”

Need help tracking your progress and past spending? Watch the video above to learn more and get our tips, like using YNAB and GnuCash.

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Mike and Lauren – Guest Contributors

Mike and Lauren – Guest Contributors

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Mike and Lauren began their YouTube career in 2008, when they went backpacking through Europe for 2 months, spending less than $10,000. They are determined to “retire” by Mike’s 31st birthday in 2018, documenting their journey and providing financial tips and tricks along the way.

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