No matter how old you are, the beginning of September always tends to feel like the beginning of a new year. The sunny, relaxing days of summer are in the rearview mirror, and the serious, down-to-business days of autumn are gearing up.
If September feels like a new start for you, you may find that it’s the perfect time to set new goals.
Parents often save on childcare costs when their kids return to school in September, says Sarah Gilbert of Get Rich Slowly, so this may be the perfect time to devote more money to your financial goals. Having the kids at school every day can lead to a windfall of free time, Gilbert writes, allowing parents to take on projects that they couldn’t take on during the summer.
Even if you don’t have children at home, September is a great time to buckle down and consider what you’d like to accomplish in the coming months. These goals might be related to saving, accomplishments at work or even home improvement initiatives.
Now that summer is over, what goals are you setting for yourself? How do you stick to your goals, financial or otherwise?