March 30th — Take the Challenge!

139I spent Saturday afternoon at one of my favorite places in the entire world: the Santa Monica Steps. Whether I’m there for a workout or just taking in the view, I always get to the top of the steps with a sense of accomplishment, and being able to see (literally) how far I have come is a humbling and invigorating experience that makes me revisit them again and again.

I’ve told you before about my love for steps. As you know, my book is a 12-step program, and like other 12-step programs out there it’s designed to help you tackle one thing at a time, so you don’t try to take it on all at once, get totally overwhelmed, and give up. Trust me, I’ve been there.

Like the Santa Monica Steps, getting yourself out of a financial hole is a challenge…but it can be a fun one, too! So I teamed up with my editors at Redbook (be sure to check out my monthly money column in the magazine!) to design a 21-day financial challenge. Do you have 21 days? That’s three weeks, not even a full month—so I’m guessing the answer is “yes.”

I’ve laid out 21 steps to get your butt in gear and on your way to reclaiming your financial destiny. Tackle just one step per day, and then walk away from it. Baby steps, baby. Before you know it, our 21 days will be up, and you’ll have a Spending Plan you can stick to. Let’s do this!


2017-01-23T08:55:04+00:00Nicole's Note|

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