Saturday Night Live characters, Hans and Frans, were made famous for saying, "we are here to pump you up!" They were over-the-top characters. They tapped into America's psyche, which is on a perpetual race to get in shape or lose weight. Right along with the physical fitness desire, many Americans pledge to improve their financial fitness. If you hired Hans and Frans to train you, they would likely focus on strength and balance. Having power and balance go a long way in helping your physical being, but these attributes can also improve your financial situation.
Physical fitness training would prepare a list of exercises to improve your strength and balance. Likewise, there are some steps or practices you can take to being more financially fit.
Source: JP Morgan "Guide to the Markets"
Getting and staying in physical fitness shape takes an approach and discipline and financial fitness also needs a similar dedication level. The rewards will be great when you have reached the milestone of peak financial fitness. But, like physical fitness, you cannot get the desired goal overnight. Instead, it is a journey over time that yields the results you seek. If you need any help along the way, "we are here to pump you up!"