The 8 Money Milestones

Episode #101
July 6, 2022

After a conversation with a financial counseling client, Art realized he needed to talk more about the 8 Money Milestones. In this episode, Art walks through your guide to financial health for the sake of living generously.

Money Challenge:

Determine where you are. Which Money Milestone are you on? Take a look at the Milestones to determine which ones you have completed and which one is your next financial goal.


8 Money Milestones

  • Milestone 1: Start giving.
  • Milestone 2: Save $1,500 for a minor emergency.
  • Milestone 3: Max out your 401(k) or 403(b) match. 
  • Milestone 4: Pay off all debt except your mortgage.
  • Milestone 5: Save 3 to 6 months of living expenses for a job-loss emergency.
  • Milestone 6: Put 15% of your gross income to retirement.
  • Milestone 7: Save for college or pay off your mortgage.
  • Milestone 8: Live generously.

Additional Resources:

10 Small Ways to be Generous This Summer

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