At Springboard we’re big believers in New Year’s resolutions. While there is no bad time to decide to tackle your personal financial situation, start of a new year is a natural time to take a fresh look inward and make improvements to your life.
When it comes to financial wellness, resolutions like eliminating debt or saving more for the future aren’t always easy to effect. It takes knowledge to craft a new financial plan for one’s life, and it takes trail-and-error experience to find strategies to stick to that plan.
That means good information is the key to meeting your goals. Here at Credit.org, we take our 38 years of experience at empowering consumers to achieve financial freedom and make it all available to you through our resource center, free of charge. Whether you use our free online courses to learn to create a budget, evaluate or improve your own credit report with our Consumer Guide to Good Credit, or find tips and strategies in our regular blog posts, we’ve got a steady supply of information to help everyone take control of their personal finances and reach their goals.
Place Credit.org/blog in your regular bookmarks, and come by our site at least once per week to check out our free online courses, seminar booklets, financial calculators and other resources. There’s a lot of information here-too much for one sitting, so don’t feel like you have to take in everything at once. Come back when you have spare moments and download our educational materials to read when you have time.
Financial wellness is like tending to one’s personal health; you can’t just take a handful of vitamins and be good for the rest of the year. It takes an ongoing commitment, with regular exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. Think of our site as your daily vitamin supplement, your personal trainer, and your recipe book.
If eliminating credit card debt is one of your resolutions this year, talk to one of our certified credit counselors for a free session. They’ll help you take stock of your situation and create a budget you can work with. If growing your savings is one of your goals, we’re partners with America Saves, and they’re a great place to start.
Let’s make 2012 the year you really take control of your personal finances. Let our knowledge and experience empower you to make all the right decisions for lasting success.
And have a Happy New Year!