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Make Your Financial Plan Your Resolution for the New Year

Each year, the most common resolutions people make on January 1st are to eat healthier and get in better shape. However, when it comes to setting New Year’s resolutions; saving money and reducing debt are also worthy contenders. How you spend and save is just as important as what you eat and how much you exercise. This year, get serious about the amount of debt you carry, where you spend your money, and how to save your money.

Use these tips to jump-start your financial health in the New Year with better money management and smarter budgeting decisions.

Good financial decision-making resolutions:

• Track your habits • Figure out how to track your long-term spending • Create a spending plan for the whole year • Consider where to cut back • Tackle your debt • Set savings goal • Build an emergency fund • Meet with a financial counselor

Use your new financial plan as a source of inspiration all year long to keep your spending on track and your goals in sight. Once you see the difference that just a few months of smarter spending can make; you’ll see that this is one resolution worth keeping. Above all, remember that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to show people that you care about them. When it comes to gift giving; it truly is the thought that counts. To learn more budget-friendly tips visit Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.mil or call 800-342-9647.


For more information,

visit MilitaryOneSource at

www.militaryonesource.mil

or call 800-342-9647

 

Marcie Caulfield
VT Military OneSource Consultant

(802) 338-3164