How to Stay Financially Fit in 2020

At the beginning of each year, people make lists of goals and draw up budgets. It starts well, but then as time passes, the habits slowly begin to fade. This leaves you off-track, and further away from achieving any of those dreams you set out to reach.

Let’s look at some ways you can catch up if you’ve lost your way or explore some handy tips to stay on track with your finances.

Revisit Your Goals

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It’s perfectly OK if you need to reassess your goals. Look at both your short and long-term goals and adjust them if you need to. Make sure that you consider the amount of time left to achieve them, and then plan accordingly.

One of the good things about revisiting your plan during the year is that you can look back and see where you need to correct your actions. The more often you take the time to check in on your progress, the faster you’ll be able to fix your errors and move forwards.

Keep Taxes up to Date

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Ensure that your tax returns are up to date. Make separate folders to keep records of accounts and bills, following the requirements of your revenue authority.

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Utilize a Budget

You should already have a clear budget in place. Some people find a detailed spreadsheet works better, while others use apps or dedicated software to keep track of their spending. 

Regardless of your preferred method of maintaining a budget, it’s vital to have a written record

First, make a list of all the fixed expenses that you’re committed to paying each month. Then, list the variable costs that you’re liable for from time to time.

A budget is also a great way to determine how much disposable income you have left when everything has been settled.

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Make Sure You’re on Track With Your Savings Plan

If you started the year with a commitment to save a certain amount each month, check-in to see if you’re on track. If you’ve fallen off your scheduled plan, try to devise a plan to catch-up.

Of course, if you’re in an excellent financial position to top up your savings to be current, then this is the best option. If you can’t, add small amounts to your savings plan each month to catch up where you fell short.

Having a separate savings fund can go a long way to covering unforeseen expenses that pop up without any warning. They can also be a nice-to-have when you’re planning a long-distance holiday for the family.


It’s easy to become overwhelmed with financial commitments and even easier to lose track. If you fail to plan, then you’re planning to fail. Keep clear, accurate records, and you won’t go wrong.

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