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What Are Your Plans for the Future? …and the Weekly Round-Up


Life sure is busy isn’t it? It never used to be for me, but once I hit a certain age it seemed like life has been moving at the speed of light. Each year goes by faster than the previous one and my plans for life have drifted into a day-to-day mentality rather than a 20-year plan for my future. Have you found this to be true as well?

I think that when people reach adulthood, they have huge plans for life as well as what they are going to achieve in the future. However, as life begins to happen, some of those plans and dreams begin to fade. There are responsibilities in the moment that need to be taken care of, which leaves our future plans by the wayside, with no actions performed to realize our future goals. Our plans and dreams suddenly become mere wishes, so distant from us that perhaps our only hope is an inheritance or the lottery. But, it really doesn’t have to be this way.

Your Future

It is incredibly difficult to make big plans for the future, but it’s not impossible. Perhaps you’d like to start your own business, retire early, or land that job of your dreams. Whatever your dream may be, it can most certainly be accomplished. In order to make the future of your dreams, follow these steps and act on them. You may soon be closer to your dreams than you ever thought possible.

1) Write down your goals and dreams with dates

2) Cut out everything that doesn’t align with your goals (like TV or recreation)

3) Find a mentor that can show you the best route to your goals

4) Bust your hump to do whatever is necessary to accomplish those goals

5) Evaluate your progress and course correct if necessary

Good luck achieving your goals. I know it’s tough (even I find myself slacking once in a while), but if you focus on what you really want to achieve in life, you can certainly achieve whatever it is that you set your mind to.

Weekly Round-Up

 How Much Should My Net Worth or Savings Be Based on My Income? – by Financial Samurai

How We Got Into Debt: Our Car Loan – by Fat Guy Skinny Wallet

Save Money By Taking a Camping Vacation – by My Personal Finance Journey

A Simple Retirement Plan That Any 20-Something Can Follow – by 20’s Finances

A New Way to Invest In Property: The House Crowd – by Money Principle

Should College Students Pay Back Parents’ Loans? – by Consumerism Commentary

How to Survive Unemployment – by Frugal Toad



My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.


  1. I’m going over some old goal posts from 2-3 years ago and I’m surprised I’ve hit so many of them largely thanks to writing them down.

    Definitely works!


    • Exactly. When you write your goals down, they suddenly become real and you might even stumble upon them once in a while. It is an important first step to accomplishing your goals.

  2. You can never go wrong writing, reviewing, and amending goals constantly. By the way, I loved Sam’s post this week on savings!

    • You’re right! Writing goals down is the best way to make them come true. Glad you liked Sam’s post this week. I loved it too!

  3. I have been to so many places but haven’t visited all the countries I have on my places-to-visit list yet. But that’s one of my goals: to visit all of them and blog about them.

    • Well it’s a good thing you have them written down. I bet that you’ll visit them all! Can’t wait to read about it.

    • I’m glad you liked my recommendation! FGSW is an excellent site to learn about losing weight and gaining money.

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