Setting Your Financial Goals to Achieve Financial Freedom

By Carlos Onyango / July 9, 2019




It is quite obvious that everyone in a certain time of their life, have had dreams and a good number have let go of those dreams.

A common question that was asked by adults to children was “what do you want to become when you grow up? “The child would answer with a name they couldn’t even pronounce. Well, if the child planned adequately, then wherever that child is, he or she has achieved his goal.

So, this gives us an idea of how to set up a financial goal.

The following are steps we can use to set a financial goal;

Have the inspiration/purpose

You can’t plan for something you have no idea about. Otherwise, don’t even plan.

As a kid, for example, you could just get inspired but what you see or hear either from the media or people around you. That is why you would find a kid saying that he wants to be a soldier because his dad or somebody close is a soldier.

So, when you are setting your financial goals, consider what it is you want to achieve in the end. You just don’t wake up and achieve that, you need to plan.

Define your goal(s)

Know the kind of goal you want to achieve.is it a long-term goal or a short-term goal. Long term goals will require a long-lasting strategy while the vice versa is true for the short-term goal.

Evaluate your financial position

Understand that your financial position counts. It won’t be realistic if you want to buy a car in a year yet, you can’t afford to get the required money in two years.

Your income should vary directly to what you want to have.

For example, the car won’t just be bought and displayed outside your house, you will have to use it and this means maintenance won’t be avoided.

Think ‘SMART’

This is a common initialization that is worth adopting when setting up your financial goals. Your goal must be

  • Specific-You can have several goals but you will have to focus on one goal at a time.
  • Measurable-You should be able to make estimates about your progress.
  • Achievable-This would depend on the available resources. Time and money are essential.
  • Realistic-This depends on your ability and the possibility of achieving that goal.
  • Time-bound-Your goals should have a set period in which they are to be achieved. Otherwise, you won’t know when to stop and the progress you have made.

Monitor your progress

Do a follow up of the progress you are making. If maybe it is a short-term goal, evaluate your progress in terms of months.

How much have you saved for the month? What methods are you using to save and maybe what might bar you from achieving the set goals?

In your progress, you might make necessary adjustments before deciding on scrapping off the whole idea if it is not working out.

You need an expert

To have your financial goals in place, you need an expert. You need Amana Capital with their simple tool that guides you through 7 Steps to Wealth. If you have been following their free training online, then you have reached at Step 3. Click on this link and start setting your goals.





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