May 27, 2015

Financially Savvy Kittens on Goal Setting and Keeping

This kitten boldly shares her goals with others.

Kittenomics #8

Goals are tricky things. Keeping them silent often leads to forgetting, but proclaiming them publicly can lead to feeling satisfied with your progress before you’ve even started.

Though there are some arguments that saying to your friend, “I’m going to balance my budget.” won’t actually help you do it. There are just as many arguments that saying “I’m going to balance my budget in two months.” will help and saying “I’m going to balance my budget in two months; Shame me if I don’t.” is really productive.

That’s why, this kitten always shares her goals boldly with others. When she decides that she will annually compute her net worth or make a gift to charity this year, she tells her friends and family boldly and with grit, “I’m going to do this by January’s end. Help me make this happen.” To which we as well as all her friends and family say:

Way to go, kitten!


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Photo of Guppy taken by Werwin15 and used here under Flickr Creative Commons.

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About Megan Russell

Megan Russell+ is the Chief Operating Officer for Marotta Wealth Management. She studied Cognitive Science at the University of Virginia and now specializes in explaining the complexities of economics and finance. Megan loves formal logic, creative writing, and kittens.

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