The folks at Good.com are running a 30 days series for Financial Fitness.
I like these kinds of programs because there are easy to bite off in chunks, digest for the day and you get a fresh task the next day. Plus, they stretch it past the magical 21 day target at which point a task becomes a habit.
I’d recommend getting started at Task 1: Know Where Your Money Is.
This may seem obvious, but have you ever found yourself saying something like, “So, my grandmother used to put some money into some account every year for my birthday. I’m not sure where it is or what’s happened to it, but it’s there”? It’s time to find that money and fold it into your portfolio. Perhaps you can use it to pay off outstanding debt or start a short-term emergency fund. Maybe you’ll leave it where it is, but when you know about it, you can use it to your advantage.
You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #30DaysofGOOD.
Speaking of Twitter, I really need to get hip with the times. I’m adding that to my T0Do list.