Community//

Each new year, as part of my goal setting and planning for the months to come, I pick a word for the year

I’m curious, do you do this too?  It’s amazing the power you can summon to create your future just by naming it. And this year, my word of the year is ‘Determined.’ Feel free to join me and use this as your word for the year too!Now that we’re well clear of the holiday season and […]

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.

I’m curious, do you do this too?  It’s amazing the power you can summon to create your future just by naming it. And this year, my word of the year is ‘Determined.’ 
Feel free to join me and use this as your word for the year too!
Now that we’re well clear of the holiday season and all those holiday packages arriving in the mailbox, many of us will be longing to be determined to get our finances in order. If you have financial goals this year to maybe buy a home, pay down debt, or buy a new car, you’re going to have to be determined to get things done. And I’m here to help! 
Here are three tips to help you with improving your credit and finances this year;
Tighten up the budget – During the holiday season, we all tend to get a little sloppy with our household budgets. It seems there are always last-minute gifts to buy and unexpected bills.  It is time to get a hold of your spending.  Buckle down on your budget so you stay determined for your big money goals. 30% of your FICO score is based on your balances.  By lowering your credit card balances, you get a higher score. 
Check your credit – One of the most important tasks to focus on this month is checking your credit. Take the time to pull your credit reports. Once you have your credit report, examine it closely for errors or signs of fraud and identity theft, and address any concerns immediately.  Be determined to have perfect credit.
Make a plan – Once you’ve got your budget in place and you know where your stand with your credit, you can create a plan for your credit and finances for the year. Do you have enough money with your 9 to 5 job to lower your debt? If not, what is your plan to make more? Is it by finding a side hustle or selling things in your closet? Whatever you plan – just start. Do not wait as you are now determined to change your financial future.
I am determined to help you! I love helping folks just like you build healthy credit and reach their financial goals. So, if you have any questions or concerns about your credit score, reach out! My wish for you this year is that you create all the joy, opportunity, and fulfillment that your heart desires. Be determined to just do it ~Cheers, Jeanne

    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

    Community//

    5 Financial Tips To Prepare For Your Holidays

    by Angelina Yao
    Wisdom//

    Stress-Free Through The Holidays

    by Friedemann Schaub MD, PhD
    cglade/Getty Images
    Thriving Through the Holidays//

    15 Innovative Ideas for Making the Holidays Less Financially Stressful

    by Marina Khidekel
    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.