New Year’s resolutions can inspire change and personal growth or result in failure, guilt and stress, which is why I’m avoiding them altogether. Last year, I made three specific New Year’s financial resolutions. Despite completing nearly all three by the…
In the spirit of moving forward and continuing to grow financially, I’ve come up with three credit-based financial goals I want to accomplish by the end of 2015. They aren’t huge, but I think these are all resolutions I can easily stick to. Here’s my credit plan for the New Year:
If you’re hoping 2014 will finally be the year you make over your finances — or at least whittle your debt down to more manageable levels — you’re not alone. A new study from financial services firm Fidelity Investments found more than half of Americans made at least some kind of financial resolution for the upcoming year.
Each year feels like it passes faster than the next, and 2011 was no exception. So much changed for me when I got married in March. On that day, my husband’s daunting law school debt became partly my responsibility (he is in his second year), and we then got on the same insurance plans. My emergency fund was also partly depleted in 2011 due to an unexpected laptop death.
On the bright side, I managed to go on an amazing trip to Costa Rica in October without incurring any debt due to diligent savings. I also escaped this past holiday season without any credit card debt–a first for me.
If one or more of your resolutions for 2012 is to improve your finances, read on for this list of great personal finance blog posts from the past week.