Question: Are You a Planner?


“I love it when a plan comes together”. – Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, The A-Team

It’s become a popular self-help topic – planning. From 5-year career plans (I always hated those during interviews), to financial planning, to New Year’s planning, to backwards planning, as men, we love to plan.

Or do we? I am as much the consummate planner as Eric is not. A lot of people seem to dive right into a task without ever stopping to figure out how they are going to proceed. Whether it’s saving for your retirement or dropping that holiday weight, some people just like to wing it (or can they just not plan?). So, here’s our question this week.

Are you a planner? If so, what do you plan for and how? If not, why? Share your tips, tools (links if you’ve got ’em), and thoughts. Leave your answer after the jump.