I like to write about topics related to money, including ways of earning it and spending it. What I think I did not discuss yet is setting goals for your financial life. I believe that it is greatly beneficial to have some kind of plan when it comes to setting your goals. For example, one person might plan that he will retire at the age of 65 with a net worth of $300,000. Another person might have a short term plan to acquire $500 within one month for birthday presents. Whether we are talking about setting long term or short term goals, this kind of objectives will keep you focused, and it might be a lot easier for you to achieve your goals once they are clearly defined. That is because you will be dedicated to use your available resources to achieve those goals. Many people who are considered by many as rich or successful, claim that one of the reasons for achieving a financial success was setting goals. Many of you might say that due to the downtime economy it is difficult to set goals and achieve them because so many unpredictable things can happen. Companies fire employees almost all the time and if you have a job today, you might not have your job tomorrow. However, you can still try to set your goals, by making decisions not based on the fact if you have your regular job or not.