Setting Next-Level Financial Goals

Setting and creating a plan to accomplish your goals can greatly increase your chances of being successful with your desired outcome, but too often, people feel like goal setting is pointless or don’t end up not sticking with it. In this episode, I talk to Certified Financial Planner Matt Miner about how you can take your goals to the next level, how to stay with them, and the resources and techniques to use. Matt is the founder & CEO of Miner Wealth Management, an independent, fee-only, fiduciary advisor headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Matt works with MBAs, entrepreneurs, and high-income professionals who want to build wealth and not get killed on taxes. He hosts the Work Pants Finance podcast, where you can listen in on conversations about life and money. Matt earned his MBA at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, where he racked up an impressive (depressing?) $225,000 in grad school debt. Boo student loans! Matt and his wife Charity repaid their debt in about three years and went on to learn all they could about money. Through that journey, Matt became interested in helping people with personal finance and wealth management, and in 2018 he left traditional corporate work to become a fee-only advisor. Matt launched Miner Wealth Management in August 2021.

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Setting Next-Level Financial Goals Episode Details

  • Deciding if goal setting is pointless
  • How to find focus
  • The power of leveraging habits
  • Steps to staying committed to goals
  • Using negative consequences to your advantage
  • The difference between personal and financial goals
  • How to start setting goals right

Setting Next-Level Financial Goals Resources


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