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If you want 2017 to better financially than 2016 you really need to have a plan. It doesn’t have to be complicated, sometimes a simple plan works the best. A plan based on foundational aspects of money management can actually be easy to follow and requires only 6 steps.
 

One of the traditional activities for this time of year to make resolutions for the New Year. Making smart financial resolutions should be part of your New Year’s resolutions. Avoiding the common mistakes in making resolutions can help you be more successful in achieving your goals for 2017.
 

If you have a desire to make 2017 better financially than 2016, a great place to start is to review what is working and not working in 2016.  This will help you be more successful in 2017, especially if you had a few hiccups financially that proved challenging to overcome.
 

With the holidays fast approaching, we are all busy making plans and creating to do lists to get ready. If you have kids using the holidays as a teachable financial moment should be on that list.  There are several opportunities to help make sure that holiday traditions don’t include financial woes. 
 

Helpful financial advice can be found everywhere. The key is understanding and taking action on the tips we hear so often. Understanding how you live within your means or what it takes to save early and often for retirement is not always as easy as it seems. The way in which you follow the advice is key to developing a solid financial future.
 

Even though we are coming up to the last quarter of the year, there is still plenty of time to make a few simple tax friendly moves that could be financially rewarding for you.  Following are 5 simple moves to consider.
 

For most people, following the basic money rules is the right choice for their financial situation.  However, as with most things in life, there are situations that following the tried and true advice might not be the best option.  
 

Earning more and being frugal are often cited as the keys to financial success.  Increasing your salary and cutting expenses though are only part of the picture.  Your net worth is the true gauge of our financial success and building net worth needs to start very early in your financial life.
 

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