This is the second post in our New Year’s Motivation series. After weight loss, I think people’s #2 resolution is to recover from their holiday debt, and learn how to manage your money. I feel it certainly is a worthy goal. To me, managing your money is less about getting rich and more about ensuring your family’s comfort and safety.
I grew up with a single Mom and due to finances, we had to live in some very rough areas. So I don’t take for granted that I am able to provide a nice home in a relatively safe neighborhood for my own children. That was a very important lesson for me.
I have more than 75 posts on this site to teach you how to manage your money. I’ve picked out my top five to hit a couple of different aspects of financial management. I think my focus is a little different than many other finance/thrifty bloggers. I don’t focus so much on specific deals as I do on small, measurable behavior changes and changing financial habits. That is the real key to lasting improvement in how to manage your money. I also have teen and young adult children, so I devote considerable attention to managing kids and money.
- Managing your holiday overspending (without skimping on gifts)
- My tricky strategy for paying off credits cards quickly
- Earn easy money by reselling your outdated electronic devices (great for after Christmas!)
- Dealing with teens and young adults and money
- Biggest financial mistake for women
Here’s another little bonus tip – a simple tip to save you on library fines.
I hope these tips will give you a lot of help to manage your money. Tomorrow’s topic is going to be how to declutter and manage your home. That’s always a popular New Year’s resolution topic.
Yesterday’s Post: Diet/Exercise Tips
New Year’s Kick Off Post: General Motivation Tips