The Everyday Bucket List with Karen Cordaway

Join our #CreditChat on Twitter on Wednesday, August 7, at 3 p.m ET. This week, we’re going to talk about how to financially plan for your bucket list goals.

Topic: The Everyday Bucket List with Karen Cordaway

When: August 7, 2019, at 3 p.m. ET.  

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The panel will include Karen Cordaway.

As a busy working parent, Karen Cordaway spent years struggling to find free time for herself. That is until she figured out how to reclaim her schedule and infuse more exciting bucket list experiences into everyday life.

With a little planning, a bit of strategy, and a dash of creativity, she turned her bucket list dreams into reality! The Everyday Bucket List Book: 10 Steps to Bringing More Exciting Experiences to Everyday Life is her signature, step-by-step process to help others, just like you, do the same.

Karen has written about shopping tips, cost-cutting, smart spending and other money-related topics for Clark Howard, Huffington Post and nationally syndicated articles for U.S. News. She now combines her money know-how with bucket list topics.

Her insights have been shared all over the internet in Money Magazine, Yahoo Finance, Market Watch, The Consumerist, Rockstar Finance, and even O Magazine. She now inspires everyday people to fulfill their bucket list dreams both big and small.

Questions We’ll Discuss:

  • Q1: What item on your bucket list was well worth the money?
  • Q2: How do you plan financially for your bucket list goals?
  • Q3: How do you set aside money if you need to save for a bucket list goal?
  • Q4: What financial challenges do you face when it comes to reaching your bucket list goals?
  • Q5: If you’re saving for an expensive goal, what are some free or affordable bucket list ideas you can do in the meantime?
  • Q6: What websites, apps, books, etc. have you tried to help you save money or stick to a spending plan when carrying out bucket list goals?
  • Q7: What websites, apps, books, etc. worked for you and what didn’t?
  • Q8: If you overspend on a bucket list item, how do you make up for it?
  • Q9: What are the do’s and don’ts of financing a bucket list adventure?
  • Q10: Any final money tips when carrying out bucket list goals?

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