It’s that time of year again. Were you satisfied with your financial health this past year? If you said no, here are some tips and tricks to help you turn it around.
- Calculate your net worth
The New Year is a great time to find out your net worth. Once you know this information, you can assess your financial health and it’s a great step in reaching your financial goals.
- Look at your budget
Where did you spend your money this year? Check out your credit card statements and break down your expenses. If you need more money, you can consider taking on a side hustle or get a new job. The new year means new budgets for companies.
- Improve your credit score
If you have a less than 700 credit score, you should make it a priority to improve it in 2022. You can improve your credit score by: paying off your debt, paying bills on time and fully, cutting back on your spending, and limiting the number of accounts you open.
- Max out your retirement plans
Try to max out your contributions to your 401(k)s and IRAs. If you can’t max the contributions try to at least contribute enough for a full company match for your 401(k).
- Prepare for the unexpected
Life comes with all types of surprises, including financial. You should always be prepared for risks like an illness, losing a job, disability, death, natural disasters, or lawsuits. Insurance can help protect against unforeseen events that may be costly.
You do not need to do everything at once. Take your goals one step at a time and use your resolutions as a checklist. Better habits can help you improve your financial health. Happy New Year!
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