Happy New Year everyone! Like many of you, I’m still getting back into the swing of things from Christmas and New Years break. I had a nice long vacation and really enjoyed the rest and time with my family. I hope you did too!
I managed to post a couple of articles on the blog even though it was a short week. Danny posted some thoughts and reflection from the Holidays about what matters most in life. ”Are we going to remember those things that we bought (or could not buy), or the time and memories we have with our loved ones?”
I also announced the Debt Movement. The movement kicks off this month with a goal to help America pay off $10 million of America’s consumer debt. Read my post to see how you can be a part of this movement and get help paying off your debt from personal finance bloggers and other participants.
This week’s financial fitness tips include a unique idea to keep your New Years Resolutions (Whisker Goals), how to build more savings this year and much more. I hope these tips help you get your New Year off to a good start!
Personal Finance Blogs
How To Make And Keep New Years Resolutions (Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance) - ”If New Years Resolutions worked so well, why would there be a push to meet the same goals every year?” Try Whisker Goals!
When to Quit and When to Stick: Make the Right Decision! (ChristianPF) – “Many people think that if you “just stick with it, you’ll eventually succeed.” But what if you’re on the wrong path altogether?”
5 Ways to Build Savings (Sound Mind Investing) – “If we only have to decide to save once – the time when we set up an automatic deposit or transfer into savings every month – it’s a lot easier to save.”
What To Know About the Taxes Of The Self-Employed (Smart on Money) – “You might put off starting your own business due to tax fears. However, there are several deductions and tax breaks to help lower your tax liability.”
More Financial Fitness Tips
Embrace Change, But Still Stand for Something (Harvard Business Review) – ”Get comfortable with uncertainty. No matter your current line of work, you can make smarter decisions by recognizing that the future is inherently unknowable.”
Three Secrets Of Entrepreneurship That Will Transform Your Career (Forbes) – “I don’t care if you’re in a big organization or a small one, the people who are going to get noticed and advance are the intrapreneurs.”
10 Discount Beach Trips to Take This Winter LearnVest (LearnVest) – “Some hotels and resorts have posted some great deals that will warm you up to a winter beach vacation (airfare or travel not included)”