The 30-Day Financial Fitness Plan

An easy-to-follow regime for breaking down your financial goals into manageable tasks and improving your chances of achieving financial success

Christine Benz 18 September, 2012 | 9:00AM Morningstar.co.uk Editors
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“To change one's life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions.”--William James

James, a psychologist, was right on the money with the "immediate" part. But does enacting lasting change in your life need to be momentous or flamboyant? Nah.

Instead, most people who have achieved big goals will tell you they've done so little by little, one small step at a time. The person who lost 10 kg did so by walking an extra mile a day and putting skimmed milk in her coffee instead of full fat. The author who wrote a best-selling first novel got it done by writing a few pages a night, after he had put his kids to bed.

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Christine Benz

Christine Benz  is director of personal finance at Morningstar and author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances.

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