Is It Time to Reboot Your New Year's Resolutions?

February 24, 2020
If you set New Year's resolutions, have you fallen off track? Were you too overwhelmed to set resolutions? In either case, we have some helpful strategies to reboot your New Year's resolutions or get started on some new goals.

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  • You can also find many great articles from Carrie about budgeting, debt, and a variety of other financial topics at schwab.com/AskCarrie.
  • You can also find many great articles from Carrie about budgeting, debt, and a variety of other financial topics at schwab.com/AskCarrie.

Many people set New Year's resolutions, but sadly, most don't keep them. In this episode Mark Riepe offers several suggestions for keeping you on track with your resolutions, as well as proposing some specific resolutions that can help you better manage your financial life—whatever the date you choose to implement them.

Mark talks with Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz about two of the most popular resolutions: setting and sticking to a budget and how to pay off debt.

Then Rob Williams, vice president of financial planning and retirement income, discusses ways you can optimize your portfolio—and how you can prepare for the unexpected.

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