With the new year right around the corner (can you believe it?!) my hubby and I are preparing for our annual state of the FINANCIAL union. It might sound a little silly, but every year sometime in January we sit down to discuss our finances and how we did that year. Not only do we analyze our previous year’s spending, but we also take this opportunity to define our money goals for the next year. How are we doing? What areas can improve on? What debts are next in line to pay?
Just like most of sit down to make New Year’s resolutions that usually have to do with learning a new skill or losing weight, we make financial resolutions and having that goal in mind keeps us motivated after the stressful (and expensive) holiday season.
Anyone else do something similar? Have you found it to be helpful? Anything else I should take a look at while reviewing our financial situation?