That New Year's resolution to get your finances in order in 2013 may have already broken down, but don't despair. Here are some ideas for getting and staying on track with money.
50 ways to leave poverty
Could there really be 50 ways to improve your finances in 2013? Yes, according to this article posted at U.S. News.
Don't spend that raise
Let's say you are lucky enough to get a raise this year. That will improve your finances right away, correct? Not necessarily. The tendency is to increase spending as income rises. This post at Simple Family Finances calls resisting that tendency "the absolute simplest trick to improve your finances in 2013."
The young-adult site Under 30 Finance lists 10 ways to improve your finances "overnight."
For an older set
A site for those further up the age ladder, 50 Plus Finance, says upgrading your financial situation in the coming year should involve pretty much the same strategies as the younger crowd was encouraged to adopt above.
See a detailed outline for keeping to a resolution on improving your personal finances at About.com's Frugal Living section.
— Reid Kanaley, Philadelphia Inquirer