Did you make resolutions around your personal finances last year? Did you reach those goals? Make this the year you review your finances and then look for ways to improve in 2018.

Financial Complexities
In November, viewers watched while Hoda Kotb announced her engagement to Joel Schiffman on the “Today” show. The 55-year-old morning show icon and breast cancer survivor shocked her co-hosts and viewers alike with her surprise on-air announcement.

Your Financial Health
Women, more than men, often doubt their abilities to make sound financial decisions, and as a result women often let their husbands, partners, or significant others handle planning for retirement or investing in the stock market

But for those who hibernate this time of year, you’d rather put up the “do not disturb” sign—especially when that first expensive power bill arrives. You can relax and chill; there are some easy fixes you can do around your home to help you keep your cool and bring your energy costs down this season.

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Imagine if you could outsource your dieting! While that might be impossible, you can outsource not only the initial steps of financial planning but you can also free up your time by automating it.

Take Charge of Their Financial Life
As a financial advisor and managing associate I am often surprised by how many successful, intelligent and well-educated women lack knowledge and motivation around investing and planning for retirement. As an entire gender, women have to step up and take charge.

After sex, money is the issue that couples have the most disagreements about. Do we keep our finances separate or combine them?

Always hire licensed contractors according to Contractors Board Executive Officer Margi Grein. A contractor’s license is different than a business license, which is maintained by the Secretary of State’s Office and does not carry the same protections offered by the NSCB.

Why a Financial Game Plan is so Important
Many of us are familiar with the expression, “failing to plan is planning to fail.” As an Agent with New York Life, I can assure you that—when it comes to financial goals and objectives—this old adage still rings true.

I have read statistics say that by the time we all reach the age of 65, 2 out of 3 of us will end up flat broke. Those same statistics also say that if we start a business, 90 percent of us will fail within one to five years. This means that the odds are stacked against all of us when it comes to achieving financial success.
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