The Goal of a Goal 041



Derek and Carrie Better Conversations on Money and Marriage Podcast 041 The Goal of a Goal

Setting goals for your family is important.

What are your goals for 2015?

You can only occupy your thoughts and focus your actions on the things that are right in front of you. So what you put in front of you is all that matters really. That’s why I believe having thoughtful and specific goals is so important.

We have a few goals for 2015:

  • Pay off student loan debt – Only $8,000 left!
  • Fund HSA – Need $10,000
  • Sell both cars and get one new-to-us car – Could cost us about $4,000
  • Income goal – 100k (Yeah right! We’ll see.)
  • (SECRET GOAL that we can’t talk about yet and it does not involve another child!!!!)
  • Have a routine that works, that I feel good about and that I stick to  – Work/Life/Baby Balance – This includes getting more sleep.

Stay tuned during 2015 to follow along and see how many of these goals we reach.

-Derek, Carrie, Amelie.


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  • Ashley Barnett

    It’s really not cool to tell us you have a secret goal and not tell us what it is!

    • http://www.derekandcarrie.com/ Derek C. Olsen

      haha, sorry! It’s torture for me too! Stay tuned!