2019 Financial Fitness with Paul Golden

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions people make is to be smarter with their money. In fact, over two thirds of U.S. adults will set a financial New Year’s resolution for 2019, marking a consistent indication that many are focused on their financial health as much as their physical health. The start of a new year marks a new beginning and is a perfect time to take stock of your finances, assess goals, and prepare for income shocks – big and small – that can negatively affect your overall well-being.

The latest issue of an annual survey conducted by SmartAboutMoney.org reveals how Americans rate the quality of their financial lives. It also illustrates the level of anxiety people have about their money, and how prepared they are when faced with an emergency expense.

According to the survey, there is a 60 percent probability individuals and families will experience a financial setback this year.

Paul Golden from the nonprofit SmartAboutMoney.org, has tips on how to best achieve financial success in 2019 — from how to get debt under control to smart saving strategies and how to understand the values that influence financial decision making.