Chapter 15

Completing your One-Page Financial Plan

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

Simone de Beauvoir, French existentialist philosopher and writer

You have probably heard the saying that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Well, it’s absolutely true. But a bigger mistake than not having a plan is to draw up a plan and then fail to implement it. All too many executives write detailed business plans that sit on shelves gathering dust. You can have the best ideas in the world and incorporate them into a brilliant plan, but if you don’t implement your plan you are wasting your time.

Think of all the new year’s resolutions to eat better and exercise more that go up in smoke because, in the end, the ...

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