Goals Galore!
2.17.1.G1What is a Goal?Goal - something a person intends to accomplish         © Family Economics & Financial Education ...
2.17.1.G1Why Set Goals?Would you set out on a cross-country adventure without a road map?Setting goals are like a road m...
2.17.1.G1Types of GoalsShort-Term – can be accomplished within one year  Improving grades at school  Making the basketb...
2.17.1.G1Short-Term or Long-Term?Read your game cardDecide whether the goal is a short-term or long- term goalMove to t...
2.17.1.G1Here Is A Challenge!Supplies: A pinch of toothpicks and a handful of small marshmallowsTask: Create a free stan...
2.17.1.G1Did You Reach Your Goal?Was your goal specific?How did you measure if you reached your goal?Was your goal atta...
2.17.1.G1SMART GoalsIn order to set goals effectively, they need to be well writtenEdit the goal you wrote for the tower...
2.17.1.G1Education GoalsHelp individuals prepare for success in the workplace   Examples include:      Earning an A on ...
2.17.1.G1SMART Education Goal Goal – “I want to attend college.” SMART goal –    Specific – I want to attend a four yea...
2.17.1.G1What is a Financial Goal?A goal that guides financial planning   Do you have enough money to buy a new pair of ...
2.17.1.G1SMART Financial Goals Goal – “I want to buy a new iPod.” SMART Goal –   Specific – I plan to save money for a ...
2.17.1.G1SMART GoalsHow can setting SMART education and financial goals help a person reach future success?It is like fo...
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  1. 1. Goals Galore!
  2. 2. 2.17.1.G1What is a Goal?Goal - something a person intends to accomplish © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 2 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  3. 3. 2.17.1.G1Why Set Goals?Would you set out on a cross-country adventure without a road map?Setting goals are like a road map Provide direction Focus on the important things Keep the end result in mind © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 3 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  4. 4. 2.17.1.G1Types of GoalsShort-Term – can be accomplished within one year Improving grades at school Making the basketball team Saving money to buy a new MP3 playerLong-Term – can be accomplished in more than one year Attending college Getting a great job Buying a new car © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 4 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  5. 5. 2.17.1.G1Short-Term or Long-Term?Read your game cardDecide whether the goal is a short-term or long- term goalMove to the appropriate side of the roomExplain your decision © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 5 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  6. 6. 2.17.1.G1Here Is A Challenge!Supplies: A pinch of toothpicks and a handful of small marshmallowsTask: Create a free standing tower using your suppliesBut….Before you build, work as a team and write down a GOAL to serve as your road mapReady – Set – Build! © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 6 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  7. 7. 2.17.1.G1Did You Reach Your Goal?Was your goal specific?How did you measure if you reached your goal?Was your goal attainable or possible?Was your goal realistic?How much time did you set aside to achieve your goal? © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 7 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  8. 8. 2.17.1.G1SMART GoalsIn order to set goals effectively, they need to be well writtenEdit the goal you wrote for the tower using these guidelines: Specific – State exactly what is to be done Measurable – Include how the goal can be measured Attainable – Determine steps to reach the goal Realistic – Do not set goals for something unrealistic Time Bound – State when the goal will be met © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 8 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  9. 9. 2.17.1.G1Education GoalsHelp individuals prepare for success in the workplace Examples include: Earning an A on an upcoming quiz Attending college Participating in extra-curricular activities Include both short-term and long-term goals Provide guidance and direction Enable individuals to reach financial goals © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 9 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  10. 10. 2.17.1.G1SMART Education Goal Goal – “I want to attend college.” SMART goal –  Specific – I want to attend a four year college.  Measurable – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra.  Attainable – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra this semester.  Realistic – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra this semester to prepare me for the college entrance exam.  Time Bound – Because I want to attend a four year college, I will earn a B in algebra this semester to prepare me for the college entrance exam when I am a junior in high school. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 10 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  11. 11. 2.17.1.G1What is a Financial Goal?A goal that guides financial planning Do you have enough money to buy a new pair of shoes? How are you going to pay the membership dues for an extra- curricular activity you want to join?Financial goals help achieve both short-term and long-term goalsMaking decisions is easier when financial goals have been set © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 11 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  12. 12. 2.17.1.G1SMART Financial Goals Goal – “I want to buy a new iPod.” SMART Goal –  Specific – I plan to save money for a new iPod.  Measurable – I plan to save $100 for a new iPod.  Attainable – I plan to save $100 for a new iPod by saving $20 from each babysitting job.  Realistic – I plan to save $100 for a new iPod by saving $20 from each babysitting job and putting it into a savings account. © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 12 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona
  13. 13. 2.17.1.G1SMART GoalsHow can setting SMART education and financial goals help a person reach future success?It is like following a road map SMART goals provide direction SMART goals allow a person to focus on important things SMART goals help people keep the end result in mind © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised April 2007 – Get Ready to Take Charge of Your Finances – Goals Galore! – Slide 13 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona

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