The last days of 2012 — not the world — are upon us. That gives you a chance to reflect on your 2012 financial successes and failures. Then you can look ahead to 2013 and figure out what you need to improve. Don’t feel like you have to go it alone. This military personal finance roundup covers how to look back on 2012 while you look ahead to 2013. Some of the tips apply to your short-term financial outlook while others concern your lifelong financial endeavors.
- For you deal-finding shoppers, be careful of New Year’s shopping that can tempt you into credit card charges. Don’t fall into debt because of “good deals.”
- We hope you set financial goals for 2012. Here’s how to evaluate your 2012 financial goals.
- Take a look at one personal finance blogger’s 2012 financial moves that helped her save for the future.
- Your finances are in your hands, so here’s six money moves to make in 2013.
- To start healthy financial habits, you need to break bad financial habits.
- Employer retirement plans — 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) — have higher contribution limits in 2013. Whether you’re a working veteran or military spouse, contribute as much as you can afford to get the most out of your retirement accounts and have a comfortable retirement.
- Let’s not forget to have some fun and be responsible while we throw a New Year’s cocktail party.