Want to set financial goals that stick this year? Start with one word.

This infographic explains why “don’t” is a more empowering word to use than “can’t” when describing investing goals. “Don’t” puts you in control of your decisions.

Content material inspired by the insights of Vanguard Senior Behavioral Scientist Annie Wilson, PhD. Annie acquired a PhD in
customer actions from Harvard Small business University and now functions with Vanguard’s Middle for Analytics and Perception.

Crucial facts

All investing is issue to risk, including the probable reduction of the revenue you invest.

Information services are provided by Vanguard Advisers, Inc., a registered expense advisor, or by Vanguard Nationwide Rely on Organization, a federally chartered, minimal-intent trust company.