MADISON, Wis. (12/30/14)--The self-improvement impulse kicks into overdrive at the threshold of each new year. Susan Tiffany, writing in the Credit Union National Association's Home & Family Finance Resource Center, recommends sticking to the basics when making financial resolutions.
"You can make a lot of progress, and avoid disappointment, by identifying and acting on simple moves that pay off most over time," Tiffany wrote.
Keep your eye on long- as well as short-term goals--future retirement and college expenses will arrive whether you prepare or not. Taking simple steps now and automating them will assure your readiness.
For related information, read "Act on Financial Red Flags" and "Shop and Save in Every Season" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.