Kathy W. writes:
Do you know of any websites to help track progress on financial (and other) New Year's Resolutions?
These sites would be excellent for tracking goals in 2007:
- Joe's Goals is an east-to-use goal-tracking app. It lets you track positive and negative goals, and keeps a daily record of your progress. It's free!
- 43 Things is a social-networking site where users can create lists of goals and dreams and share them with others. (The site has a nice page on making resolutions.)
- Though Backpack isn't explicitly a goal-tracking app, it certainly can be used for that purpose. It offers a wide range of functions like to-do lists, reminders, and calendaring.
- Wesabe is a free community-based personal finance app that lets you track your money using tags and more. It features a goals-tracking section. I reviewed Wesabe in November.
- Dimewise looks like a feature-limited Quicken replacement. I haven't used it. There's a demo movie to give you a feel for the app.
- NetworthIQ is popular among personal finance bloggers. It's a handy tool that lets you track your wealth-building goals while comparing progress to others in your category.
- Fitday is a free service that allows you to see calories burned and consumed, to set goals, and to track progress over time. I've been using this for years. The interface is a little clunky, but it's a great app.
- Nutridiary is another free service. I haven't used it, but it seems to offer similar features to Fitday.
- I've heard good things about MyFoodDiary, and the interface looks great, but there's one big drawback: it costs $9/month to use.
What programs do you use to track your goals?
(Note: Remember that a good goal is a SMART goal: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-specific. Make goals concrete and specific. Make them achievable. But aim high. Write your goals down. Share them with others. Make them positive.)
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