Set Long-Term Goals

Where would you like to be in five years? Ten years? What would you like to have accomplished by the time you retire? Think about and write down your long-term goals. Include career, education, financial, or personal goals. These goals can be related to each other. You might have one goal that affects all areas of your life.


  • Career: I want to work as a chef.
  • Education: I want to get a degree.
  • Finances: I want to have at least $2,000 in savings.
  • Personal: I want to work out three times a week to stay healthy.

Use the Long-Term Goals (pdf) worksheet to write down your goals. You may not have goals in each area. 

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