Thursday, January 10, 2013
It's almost two weeks into the year. Have you been diligent and faithful in keeping that New Year's resolution? Did you make any unusual resolutions?
So ... have you lost any weight since Jan. 1? Taken more walks? Relaxed more, and stressed less? Or did you make any New Year's resolutions at all? Only a few days ago, the topic of New Year's resolutions was on just about everyone's minds. It was that time of year when many people were considering how they can better themselves in 2013. It's not like there aren't plenty of options available to live a happier life. The Georgia Commutes Option program offers money to reward commuters who ditch the solo drive. Resolutions involving living a healthy lifestyle are also popular. This Decatur blogger vowed to run a half-marathon in under two hours in 2013. And many gyms are packed during at least the first few weeks of the New Year (if you're …
Friday, December 28, 2012
If you could make a New Year's resolution for the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area to make it an even better place to live? Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here or what you would do to improve our communities!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
If your New Year’s resolution is to get your finances in order, these guidelines will help you get started.
In this economy—and especially during this time of year—many of us are facing our very own fiscal cliff. While we may not be able to raise revenue as easily as the federal government can, these five steps may help you reach solvency and put savings in the bank, financial planners say. Once you’re free of debt and ready to grow your savings, you can look to financial services companies for investment advice, including banks (Bank of America, Wells Fargo and others), insurers (State Farm, Allianz and others) and brokers (Edward Jones, for example). Good luck!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Five tips to help you keep your New Year's resolution.
Are you making a resolution this year? Do you want to lose weight, gain a new skill or organize your house? Whatever your resolution is, here are some tips to help you stick to it throughout the year. 1. Make it attainable. Be sure that your resolution is attainable. Sticking to your monthly budget is attainable—making a million dollars may not be. 2. Tell everyone. If you tell everyone about your resolution, you are more likely to keep it. If you want to quit smoking, you can even go as far as telling your friends that you'll give them $50 if they catch you lighting up. 3. Be specific. If you want to get fit in the new year, set a specific goal. For example, instead of saying you want to get fit, say you want to lose 10 pounds and tone …