Remember: Just Keep Swinging!

Setting Financial Goals with FCU

When it comes to achieving financial goals, sometimes it's easy to get wrapped up in your ambitions. It's in those moments that we say "I'll never drink another latte again!" or "no more new clothes - ever!" or "I don't need to designate money for going out in the budget, because we'll just eat in every night!" But as soon as we set those expectations on ourselves, we suddenly become more hungry, thirsty or unhappy with our wardrobe than ever before.

Expecting yourself to completely dedicate every cent you make to bills and savings is often unrealistic, and the moment we do get that grande cappuccino, we feel like we've completely failed. When setting your budget or creating financial goals, it's important to remember to be realistic and prioritize some wiggle room in your budget. This way, you don't feel strangled by your financial plan, and you're more likely to follow through with your goals. 

Of course, it's also important to remember that if you do falter, it's not the end of the world. Everyone makes mistakes, and the worst thing you can do is to give up entirely. You'll never achieve your goals if you don't keep at them, and Florida Credit Union can help you establish the right personal budget for you and your life. Check out our video below - and always keep swinging! 

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