Financial Health Steps – #29: Appreciate the benefits — NMBankruptcyBlog.com

This is the second to last in the series started here following a 30-step program in financial literacy over at the FinancialLiteracyMonth.com website.

Here’s from their Step #29:

In addition to improving your financial situation, you may also find your money management skills can benefit other aspects of your life.

Sometimes it’s hard to see the benefits while in the middle of change — change is hard and benefits not yet realized. This post includes a form you can  use to remind yourself of what you are gaining in the process, how you will benefit from the effort.

Earlier posts in the series: #1: Commitment to change, #2: Assess your financial situation, #3: Clearing out financial clutter, #4: Set yourself up for success, #5: Get copies of your credit reports, #6: Clean up your credit report, #7: Make your money count, #8: Identify your starting point, #9: Do You Pass the Debt Test?, #10: Set your priorities, #11: Set SMART financial goals, #12: Set short-, mid-, and long-term goals, #13: Paying down debt is a smart financial move, #14: Expect the unexpected, #15: Securing your financial future, #16: Make a commitment, #17: Save for your goals, #18: Where does all the money go?, #19: Identify and document all your fixed monthly expenses, #20: Identify and plan for periodics, #21: Document your spending, #22: Identify ways to reduce spending, #23: Save money on groceries, #24: Share a tip for change, #25: Document your desired spending, #26: Protect yourself by performing financial check-ups, #27: Understanding the cost of credit, #28: Assemble a financial team

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