How to Plan & Set Financial Goals

On Wednesday, August 27th, America Saves joined Joe Saul-Sehy, founder of Stacking Benjamins, in Experian’s weekly #CreditChat on Twitter. During this chat, we discussed ways to create (and maintain) smart financial goals. 

If you’ve already taken the pledge with us, you already know how important goals are in providing incentive and motivation to save. What factors hold us back?  What mistakes can we avoid? How do we track progress or manage setbacks? What apps or resources are available to help us work towards our goals? All these questions –and more – were answered by America Saves, Joe at Stacking Benjamins, Experian, and our friends and partners on Twitter.

 

As so often happens in these chats, resources, tools, and advice available to savers and future goal-creators were shared and discussed. To see our contributions, as well as those from participants in the chat, check out the full tweetchat at https://storify.com/Experian_US/full-recap-how-to-plan-and-set-financial-goals. Highlights of the tweetchat are also available through Experian’s SlideShare presentation:

 

In addition to the online tweetchat, Experian’s Mike Delgado hosted a Google+ Hangout with Joe Saul-Sehy (Stacking Benjamins), our own Katie Bryan (America Saves), Cameron Huddleston (Kiplinger), Ashley Jacobs (Wisebread), Maxine Sweet and Rod Griffin (Experian), and Claire Murdough (ReadyForZero) . Check out the video to see what the experts had to say about planning and setting financial goals: