New Year’s Resolutions – Financial Edition

Welcome to 2012! At the start of each new year, there is a lot of talk about making (and breaking) resolutions. Invest Safely has the resources you need to get off to a better start this year.

Need help with how to set your goals so that you won’t break them tomorrow? Check out how to set goals using the SMART goal method (http://www.invest-safely.com/smart-goals.html).

No sure what kind of financial goals you should have? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Calculate Your Yearly Cashflows
  2. Pay Yourself First
  3. Emergency Fund
  4. Pay-off Debt (High Interest Rates)
  5. Invest in a Roth IRA
  6. Pay-off Debt (Low Interest Rates)
  7. Save a Down-Payment for a Home (if necessary)

An in-depth explanation for each of these goals awaits you at http://www.invest-safely.com/personal-finance-goals.html. And if you’ve already covered these two aspects of personal finance, you’ve already applied the 1st principle of safe investing!

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