How can I stay motivated to reach my financial goals this year?
From: Marina B.
Find a money buddy, someone with whom you can check in daily with a 2-minute phone call or email. Most people are far more inclined to "do the right thing" when they have to report to someone else. Check the Money Buddy section of our MoneyPants Lounge for others who are looking.
Inspirational books and CDs are also great short-term motivators. You can borrow them from your local library and listen to them while driving or exercising.
Finally, one of the best ways to stay motivated is to keep the end goal in mind. Put a picture of what you're working toward someplace where you can see it every day, preferably several times. If it means enough to you, the mere sight of it will subconsciously trigger ways for you to get it.