It is the New Year and time to make resolutions for a better year in 2018. There are two financial resolutions that should be on everyone’s list. One is to take time to learn more about personal finance. Everyone (including those with mountains of debt and those with substantial savings) can learn something new about how to manage money. Whether you prefer to learn by watching videos or reading books or articles, there are plenty of opportunities to learn. At FinConExpo.com there is a comprehensive list of YouTube videos about personal finance rated by viewers. While doing a quick Google search for “best personal finance books” will give you lots of recommendations, if you want a shorter list, Forbes.com has reviewed and created a list for the best financial books for all ages.
The second resolution to add to your list is to take at least one personal finance day this year. Look at your calendar and pick a day that you can use to catch up on the financial tasks that you have been meaning to get to but just haven’t. It should be a day where you can really focus on opening that retirement account, researching investment opportunities, analyzing your spending or creating and reviewing your household budget, and checking your credit report.