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24 New Year Financial Resolutions for 2024

As we ring in the new year, it’s the perfect time to set goals not just for personal growth but for financial health as well. The year 2024 can be your year of financial transformation with these 24  New Year Financial resolutions. Setting a new year resolution is about setting yourself up for a secure financial journey. Having a plan to manage your money can be the way to your peace of mind in 2024.  Your financial goals should have a compete overview from managing your credit card debt, to including savings goals and boosting your credit scores. A complete picture can help you focus on all of the essential bits of financial planning leading you to succeed.

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24 New Year Financial Resolutions for 2024

1. Create a Robust Budget

Start with a detailed budget that accounts for all your income, expenses, and savings goals. Stick to it religiously. A budget is your starting point to a healthy financial journey. If you already have a budget in place make sure you review it and see if it is aligned with your 2024 finances. If you do not have one now is the time you  set it up for your 2024 financial success.

2. Build an Emergency Fund

Aim for three to six months’ worth of living expenses in a readily accessible savings account. Holidays would have surely had a strain on your budget and you may have dug into some of your savings to cover expenses. Now is the time to refresh your financial outlook and account for any unexpected expenses in the new year and seriously start setting up your emergency fund.

3. Pay Off High-Interest Debt

Focus on eliminating high-interest debts like credit card balances to free yourself from the extra financial burden. If you are one to roll with debt this should be a priority among your new year financial resolutions. Identify the high-interest debts to pay them off first and make a plan to pay them off first.

4. Increase Your Savings Rate

Boost your savings by even a small percentage. Over time, this will make a significant difference. Focus on your saving goal. In the new year make saving a priority. Go through your financials to see if you can up your contribution to savings.

5. Start or Increase Retirement Contributions

If you have a retirement account, increase your contributions. If not, now’s the time to start one. It is important that you have a plan in place for your golden years. Make your contributions to 401K plans if they are offered to you and relook at your investment portfolios if you have any in place.

6. Invest in Financial Education

Spend time each week learning about personal finance, investments, and economic trends. There are many resources available through social media, podcasts, and AI. Use these resources to educate yourself  on the current economic trends to keep up your financials.

7. Review Your Insurance Coverage

Ensure you have adequate insurance coverage, including health, life, and property insurance. Look at how you can adjust your premiums to fit your financial situation and your family’s future requirements.

8. Automate Your Finances

Set up automatic transfers for bill payments, savings, and investments to ensure they’re never missed. This way you can avoid unnecessary fees, higher-interest rates and spends.

9. Cut Unnecessary Expenses

Identify and eliminate any non-essential spending that doesn’t contribute to your well-being or happiness.

10. Improve Your Credit Score

Work on strategies to improve your credit score, which can save you money on loans and insurance.

11. Start a Side Hustle

Create an additional income stream to accelerate debt repayment or increase your savings.

12. Plan for Large Purchases

Set aside money each month for big-ticket items to avoid going into debt when you make the purchase.

13. Maximize Tax-Advantaged Accounts

Use tax-advantaged accounts like HSAs and FSAs to reduce your taxable income.

14. Create a Will or Estate Plan

Protect your assets and ensure your wishes are honored by having an updated will or estate plan.

15. Refinance High-Cost Loans

If interest rates have dropped, look into refinancing options for your mortgage or student loans.

16. Check Your Subscriptions

Cancel any subscriptions you no longer use or need.

17. Set Specific Financial Goals

Have clear, measurable financial goals for the year and break them down into achievable steps.

18. Negotiate Bills

Call service providers to negotiate better rates on things like cable, internet, and insurance.

19. Implement No-Spend Days

Designate one day each week as a no-spend day to curb impulse buying.

20. Learn to Invest

If you’re not already investing, start small with a low-cost index fund or a robo-advisor.

21. Monitor Your Credit Report

Check your credit report regularly to ensure there are no errors or fraudulent activities.

22. Plan for Retirement

Regardless of your age, make sure you have a plan in place for retirement.

23. Give Back

Include charitable giving in your budget, which can also provide tax benefits.

24. Conduct a Year-End Review

At the end of 2024, review your financial progress and adjust your strategies for the next year.

Bottom Line…

Each of these new year financial resolutions is a step toward a more secure and prosperous financial future. Choose a few to start with or embrace them all. The key is to take action and commit to your financial well-being. Here’s to a financially healthy 2024!

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