If your New Year’s resolution is to get your finances in order, these guidelines will help you get started.
In this economy—and especially during this time of year—many of us are facing our very own fiscal cliff. While we may not be able to raise revenue as easily as the federal government can, these five steps may help you reach solvency and put savings in the bank, financial planners say. Once you’re free of debt and ready to grow your savings, you can look to financial services companies for investment advice, including banks (Bank of America, Wells Fargo and others), insurers (State Farm, Allianz and others) and brokers (Edward Jones, for example). Good luck!
Hillsborough resident responds to daughter's challenge after TV appearance.
Even experts can be caught by surprise by kids' keen perception—as Hillsborough resident and parenting expert Jackie P. Taylor was after she and her daughter Kennedy taped a segment for New York CBS affiliate WLNY TV on Wednesday Taylor and her daughter were featured in a segment about setting New Year's goals with kids, during which Taylor, author of "SuperPower Parenting: Strategies for Motivating Today's Youth" and the children's book "Meet CABEAR," revealed the sad statistics behind New Year's resolutions (about half of us give up before the end of January, and only 8 percent reached their goals). Taylor said after the segment, Kennedy, 10, was quiet, but finally spoke up during the ride home. "You said only 8 percent of grown ups …