We travel. We visit. We explore.
For most people, this starts out as a dream and often without a concrete plan.
For the lucky few, affording the dream isn’t a problem but for the rest of us, embarking on an international adventure – whether it be a holiday, long-term travel or moving abroad – has a price tag.
I believe in seizing the day and chasing an opportunity, wherever that might take you and whatever that might be. That’s my definition of success.
But what’s the point if we can’t afford it?
To make the adventure realistic and achievable, we need to plan and we need to save.
And we need to do it fast.
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Positive savings habits can turn a dream into reality, a thought into an outcome, the kernel of an idea into a plane ticket for a remarkable journey with endless possibilities.
Positive savings habits can help you achieve your goals in life, be they travel or closer to home, and I’m a firm advocate of sensible action to create the life of your dreams.
The very definition of travel means we generally return. But who wants to come back to financial woes and no chance of hitting the road again anytime soon?
Still, it’s not just about travel.
It might be saving for a house, a new laptop or a car. Whatever your dreams or aspirations, we all need that extra bit of help to keep us focused on the ultimate goal.
MoneySmart, a division of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), have just launched a new free personal finance App called TrackMyGOALS.
The aim of TrackMyGOALS is to help you track and meet your money goals faster - and turn that dream into an affordable, achievable reality. It can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play or the MoneySmart website.
The App draws on the habits and techniques of successful savers.
You can set, share, track and review your personal savings goals. You can also view daily savings tips and upload inspirational pictures of your goals in order to stay motivated.
As latest polls reveal that savers who regularly review, remind themselves and publicly commit to their savings goals are most likely to achieve them, the TrackMyGOALS App is a timely addition to your arsenal of helpful tools and gadgets.
Go make your dream a reality today.
How do you save for your lifestyle dreams? (you just do; you plan, plan and plan some more; or you worry about it later) What other useful Apps have you discovered lately?
This post was sponsored by ASIC’s MoneySmart. Visit their website at moneysmart.gov.au.