Goals's posts - English uPOST

Questions to Ask Yourself to Live a Better Financial Life Questions to Ask Yourself to Live a Better Financial Life

If you’re reading TwoCents, then you’re probably looking for advice to live a better financial life. You may want to be more responsible with your money, or learn how to invest better, or simply have a daily reminder to look after your money.

Get Your Calendar in Order This Weekend Get Your Calendar in Order This Weekend

There’s something about fall that seems like a fresh start, even years after the last time I set foot in a classroom. It’s still a second chance at a new year, a time to get everything in order and set some goals.

Don't Get Weighed Down By Idea Debt Don't Get Weighed Down By Idea Debt

What’s the biggest goal on your to-do list? Is it a cross-country move to your dream city? Opening a business? Starting your own blog?

How to Balance Your Financial Responsibilities With Your Money Goals How to Balance Your Financial Responsibilities With Your Money Goals

How can you reach a money goal when there’s always something else vying for the limited funds you have? That’s what we’re considering this week.

Why You Should Give in to Your Money Emotions Why You Should Give in to Your Money Emotions

If there’s one truism when it comes to your money, it’d be not to let your emotions get the best of you: You don’t want to sell when the market’s tanking, splurge on something you can’t afford when you’re in a bad mood, or continually give money to a loved one with no strings attached.

Why 'Finding Your Passion' Isn't Enough Why 'Finding Your Passion' Isn't Enough

We like to say that people should “find their passion” to experience success in their careers and, therefore, in their lives. If you really love something, it’ll feel easy and right. Right? That may actually be the worst possible way to approach new ventures.

Find Your Real Goals by Asking 'Why?' Find Your Real Goals by Asking 'Why?'

I’m very good at wanting to buy things. I want to buy a new sound system, for example. This would mean ripping five speakers out of my walls, patching up the holes, and buying a $700 soundbar. My wife points out that the current system works well, and asked me why I want to replace it. And I had to admit why: I have…

How to Avoid a Life of Regret How to Avoid a Life of Regret

What is it you’ll regret most about your life when your time is up? Failure to fulfill your duty and obligations? Or the failure to follow your dreams? New research from Cornell University suggests our biggest regrets have nothing to do with our responsibilities in life.

It's Time for a Mid-Year Money Goal Check-In It's Time for a Mid-Year Money Goal Check-In

We’re just about half-way through the year, so let’s take some time to do a check-in on our 2018 money goals.

Set a 'Rejection Goal' and It Might Just Lead to Success Set a 'Rejection Goal' and It Might Just Lead to Success

Actors have a saying: You don’t get 100% of the parts you don’t audition for. If you’re an artistic type, or a writerly type, or even just someone who’s looking for a job, you may have found rejections to be so painful that you’ve just stopped applying for things. Social media and streaming TV is so soothing—why would…

Boost Your Motivation by Focusing on Why You Need to Complete a Task  Boost Your Motivation by Focusing on Why You Need to Complete a Task 

When you realize you need to get something done, you probably think to yourself, “I have to do that soon.” But that type of thinking disrupts your motivation in two ways: by messing with your sense of time and robbing you of urgency.

The Only Thing Keeping You From Improving Is You The Only Thing Keeping You From Improving Is You

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and improve your life.

Questions to Ask Yourself at Every Point in Your Career Questions to Ask Yourself at Every Point in Your Career

When you’re going about your day-to-day, it’s easy to put important questions about your career—what you really want to do, how you get there—on the backburner as you complete the tasks you need to get done now. And who wants to think about work in the few hours we have off?

What Are You Most Proud of Financially? What Are You Most Proud of Financially?

Worrying about your finances can feel like a full-time job, which is why it’s important to take time to recognize your accomplishments, big and small, every once in a while. When you hit an important milestone, open a Roth IRA or simply become more mindful of where your money is going and what you do to make…

Build Your Social Budget Like a Financial Budget Build Your Social Budget Like a Financial Budget

Do you feel like your social life is out of control? Maybe you (or your kids) have events every evening, when all you want to do is spend a quiet night at home. Maybe you feel like you’re spending too much time “touching base” and “picking brains” with people you aren’t close to, and not enough time with your friends.…

Tell Your Boss Your Five-Year Plan Tell Your Boss Your Five-Year Plan

A job isn’t just a job for many people—we want to be fulfilled, and often we want to be working toward a greater good or some measure of personal growth.

How to Help Your Friends Reach Their Fitness Goals (Without Joining Them in the Gym) How to Help Your Friends Reach Their Fitness Goals (Without Joining Them in the Gym)

Buddying up can help you reach your fitness resolutions—or whatever goal you happen to be chasing. But you don’t have to work out together to help each other (couples, breathe a sigh of relief). Try one of these to support your friend:

What to Do If You've Already Failed at Your New Year's Resolution What to Do If You've Already Failed at Your New Year's Resolution

Chances are good that you’ve already decided to ditch your New Year’s resolution.

Make Your New Year's Resolution Smaller Make Your New Year's Resolution Smaller

New Year’s resolutions are usually centered around a big aspirational goal: I’ll work out every day, I’ll write a book, I’ll never eat junk food. But most of us fail at our resolutions. One problem is that we’re setting our goals too high. If you want to reach a huge goal, first you have to set a small one.

Don't Get Stuck in the Cookie Jar Don't Get Stuck in the Cookie Jar

Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and improve your life.

More Goals's posts »

Language