I measure ALL of my personal success by setting and reaching goals. I have to. Whether it’s saving for the down payment on a new home, losing weight, or completing a degree, goals are the best way for me to get where I’m going. I’m currently training to run a half marathon, and I have a four-month old at home. How am I making it happen? I wrote my plan down. I follow my plan religiously. It’s as easy as one, two… don’t even need a “three.”
In an article this week Visualeconomics.com quoted the smart folks at Harvard Business School stating: “When people write down their goals, they are 80 percent more likely to achieve them.” What were they talking about? SmartyPig. Why? Because we help people set financial goals and reach those goals. Period. And we are currently working feverishly to expand our product line to ensure that no goal goes without the tools necessary to make it happen.
“It is possible that SmartyPig and other banks that allow you to set specific goals by naming your savings accounts accordingly are on to something,” the article reads. And we could not agree more. At SmartyPig we help you set it and never forget it. We provide you a place to state your goal, encouraging you to share it via social networks (a little peer pressure goes a long way), cheer you on by charting your progress toward your goal, and reward you with huge incentives when you cross the finish line.
Remember, the first step is simply just deciding where you want to go. We’ll help you get there. Right now, I gotta run! Seriously!
Sarah Foss, Smarty Pig Media Mad Woman