When I first decided to spend a month experimenting with slow money, my goal was simply to do a proper check-in with my finances. It had been years since I’d had any major financial goals to work towards, which I knew was only going to lead me down the road to nowhere. And even though I had maintained all my savings in my first 20 months of self-employment, I wasn’t happy with how much I was spending on my business and I hated feeling like all I was doing was staying afloat. So, I set a list of intentions and have spent the last four weeks crossing off every last one of them.
Experiment #2: Slow Money
- set new financial goals for 2017 – done!
- track my spending / make sure it aligns with new goals – done!
- change my budgeting strategy – done!
- change my investing strategy – done!
- analyze / find ways to reduce business expenses – done!
- bonus: file my taxes – done!
Most of these were easy to tackle. I’ve done this exercise enough times to know what I value, which made setting new goals and finding ways to achieve them simple. However, when it came to changing my investing strategy, I struggled to get comfortable with implementing what I knew I wanted to do.