As the year comes to a close, the 360Health team shares some tips from Money by Design on how to reflect on the year that was and plan for the year ahead.

2022 the year that was…

  • How did you go against what you set out to achieve?
  • Where have you succeeded and what have you learnt – be proud and celebrate this!
  • Reflect on – where might have you gone better and could focus on in 2023?

Christmas and New Year….

  • A special time to connect and often filled with emotion - emotion can often cloud spending decisions with most of us spending far more than we had planned
  • Set spending limits – don’t set up for the January spending hangover
  • Plan for experiences and time together – often more memorable and lighter on your bank account
  • Enjoy the moment with friends and family! Make the most of our beaches and landscape

Where are you going in 2023…

  • Take the time to plan – set some meaningful financial goals for the short (2023), medium (2024/25) and long term (2026+)
  • How will you track your progress? Not tracking outcomes is a reason many of us make less progress than we hope for
  • Are you and your significant other on the same page? Sharing your goals and keeping each other accountable and motivated can magnify your success
  • What’s your plan to invest in yourself in 2023? New money skills eg understanding investing or improving accountability for short term goals with a reward for success.