As the end of the year approaches, many of us will reflect on 2017 with regret for not following through with our resolutions from 2017, especially when it comes to money. Thirty-six percent of Americans made a money resolution at the beginning of 2017, according to a Fidelity Investments survey, so that’s a lot of regret! But fear not, 2018 gives us all another chance to better our financial situations. Here are 8 resolutions that can help make 2018 a great year.
Winter comes faster than we think and we often aren’t prepared for it. When temperatures start to fall it’s a good idea to be prepared for any impending hazards from storms and cold temperatures. Winterizing your home and vehicles, and planning for power outages will help to keep you and your family safe during the cold season. Here are some tips:
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we’re officially in the holiday gift buying season. December can be quite expensive, especially if you have children with long lists for Santa. But the holidays also offer a great opportunity to teach your children about smart money management. Here are a few tips for showing your kids how to buy gifts on a budget, and how to create their own gift lists that won’t put a hole in Santa’s wallet.
When the topic of life insurance comes up, people typically discuss how families and businesses can protect their assets in the future. They don’t usually think of it being applicable to single people. But life insurance is really a long-term benefit that everyone should consider. Even if you aren’t married or don’t have kids, it doesn’t mean your death won’t have a financial impact on others in the present or is the future.
Thanksgiving dinner is iconic. Who doesn’t look forward to devouring a huge, traditional spread of Turkey Day food with family every year? But given expectations for a glorious holiday meal, the cost of celebrating can easily get out of hand without a good plan. Here are some tips to help you put out a full Thanksgiving spread on the table that won’t drown your budget in gravy.
When you see a senior deal advertised, most of the time all you have to do is show a photo ID to prove your age. Sometimes you may need to take a couple minutes to fill out a free form for a store membership program. If you don’t see discounts offered, make sure to ask.