New Years resolutions

13 Financial New Year's Resolutions to Keep in 2013

When it comes to keeping New Year's resolutions, plenty of us don't have such great track records. But most people who made financial resolutions in 2012 kept them, which makes them a smart addition to your annual ritual. To set the stage for your success in 2013, here are 13 resolutions to consider.

Before Making Resolutions, Try This 5-Step Financial Audit

Most people will make a New Year's resolution to take control of their finances in 2013. But while it's a great goal, it's nearly impossible to achieve without first taking a hard look at where your money went the year before. This five-step personal financial audit is a good place to start.

How Did You Do It? Share Your Money Success Stories

The start of a new year is a traditional moment for turning over a new leaf -- but real change doesn't come easy. With that in mind, we're asking you, our readers to share your best financial planning stories, tips and secret strategies.

7 Resolutions for Retirees in 2012

Retirees may be past the days of resolving to work out more or buy fewer $4 coffees. Yet when it comes to money in particular, resolutions may be even more important for those living on fixed income. From financial nuts and bolts to more holistic aims, here's a look at seven worthy resolutions for retirees to commit to in 2012.

12 Smart Ways to Spend $1,200 in 2012

Develop a spending plan can help limit impulsive purchases and set your priorities for the coming year. With that in mind, these 12 ways to spend $1,200 in 2012 offer a mix of the practical and the indulgent. Even if you don't have that much, the tips may give you some ideas on how to get the most from your money to help you and others.

Nine Cheap Ways to Get Into Shape

Two people who need to get into shapeSo we're deep into the month of January, and if you're like me, you've already fallen off the wagon when it came to your New Year's resolution to...