If you’re someone who’s ambitious, money conscious and excited by a challenge, it might be that you’ve already got a pretty clear vision in mind of your financial future. Setting a timeframe for your goals can give you that extra boost of motivation, as you challenge yourself to stay on track and meet your achievements.
Creating a financial timeline could help you maintain your drive and ambition, while also delivering some extra feelings of fulfillment along the way. There’s science to back up this theory, too. Our behavioral expert, Dr Ash Ranpura, explains: “When you break up a task, the individual steps make things more manageable and maybe even enjoyable”.
To get started on creating your timeline, simply download our editable PDF, and click to type in the table. Alternatively, you could print and fill the table out in pen, then display it somewhere visible, like on the fridge. This way, you’ll be reminded regularly of the financial goals you’re working towards.
Start by mapping out your financial goals and identify smaller achievements (or mini-goals) you’d like to hit along the way – plan everything within a realistic timeframe, and challenge yourself to stay ahead. We’ve included an example timeline below for inspiration.