Setting goals to make savings a habit

Read the list below, and then think about your future. Which items have you already accomplished? Which items will you do in 1-3 months, 3-6 months, or 1-2 years?

Make savings actionable

Goals I’ve done it! Will do within 1 to 3 months Will do within 3 to 6 months Will do within 1 to 2 years Not applicable
I’m committed to a monthly saving goal of $_______ month.
I have a savings account.
I’ve set-up automatic transfers to my savings account.
As I earn more, I increase the amount I save.
I have enough savings to cover 3-6 months of expenses.
My debts are manageable so that I can comfortably pay them.
I contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
My spouse contributes to a retirement plan.

Review your goals periodically. Continue to bring your goals and timeline into sharper focus over time.

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