Today, we’re going to be wrapping up the Debt Repayment Plan Series! We’ll be putting it all together to create our successful debt repayment plans!
If you have been following along with the Debt Repayment Series, you’ll notice a lot of today’s final post is a review of previous posts. If you would like more detailed information on a specific topic, simply click on the heading to be taken to the original post.
I just finished listening to The One Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan, and I enjoyed it so much I’ve decided to make it my Friday Favorite! This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are 100% my own. I have included an affiliate link to the book on Amazon, so if you buy it through that link I might get compensated.
The One Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan has been very inspiring, particularly related to my journey with blogging. The book inspired me to create a strong plan of action, focusing on my ultimate goal and working backwards to what I should be doing now. I am a new blogger and have struggled with feeling overwhelmed by the many, MANY things that go in to running a blog. Listening to this book helped me to calm down and whittle down to my ONE thing, focusing on my priority and working towards my ultimate goal with focus and purpose.
I am a journal junkie; a persistent planner; an obsessive organizer. And I love a good planner. I’ve been using a planner for the majority of my life, starting with the free planners my middle school gave out to all students. With that being said, I did not develop a strong planning skill set, or the ability to make my planner work for me, until I reached college (I got better in high school but I still had friends that reminded me when assignments were due).
College was a huge learning curve for me. During the beginning of my college career, I tried a couple different ways to keep myself organized. I also failed miserably for a while. One reason I failed was because I was trying too many things all at once. But the real reason I failed was because I tried to go digital. Now don’t get me wrong – going digital is great, for some people. I’m just not one of them. Once I figured out writing things down works best for me, I was able to make a much more effective system.
So without further ado, here’s a look into some of my favorite paper and printable planners:
Setting up a budget is a huge part of getting your spending under control and outlining your financial future. Budgets are a great tool and I highly encourage everyone to utilize them. However, there are some important steps you need to take before you set up your budget. I’ve discussed tracking spending, and today I want to explore another key step in the process.