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7 Financial Resolutions That Will Save You Thousands

Laura covers seven financial resolutions that could save you thousands and turbocharge your success. Even if you adopt just a few of them, you just may be in the best financial shape of your life this year.

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Laura Adams, MBA,
Episode #433
7 Financial Resolutions That Will Save You Thousands

How to Make Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Making financial resolutions can get you fired up about creating good habits and reaching goals. But the trick is making them stick for the long term.

I recommend that you choose a few resolutions that mean the most to you, instead of trying out dozens at once. They should move you closer to fundamental financial goals, such as:

Setting goals that are vague or unrealistic, like “get rich” or “pay off all my debt,” may sound good, but they do more harm than good because you can’t control those outcomes. Then you even up feeling disappointed or hopeless when they don’t happen.

You’re more likely to succeed at a few resolutions that are specific and achievable—such as “take my lunch to work 4 days a week,” “check my credit before the end of this month,” and “take a personal finance day by the end of this quarter.”

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About the Author

Laura Adams, MBA

Laura Adams received an MBA from the University of Florida. She's an award-winning personal finance author, speaker, and consumer advocate who is a trusted and frequent source for the national media. Her book, Debt-Free Blueprint: How to Get Out of Debt and Build a Financial Life You Love was an Amazon #1 New Release. Do you have a money question? Call the Money Girl listener line at 302-364-0308. Your question could be featured on the show. 

 

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