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New Year's Resolutions
Monday, January 7, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
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, such as Burns Financial Centre and Merrill Lynch. You can also turn to local banks like Third Federal Savings and Loan and KeyBank, insurers like State Farm and Allstate, and brokers (Edward Jones, for example). Good luck!
Readers have suggested a creating a dog park and holding more community events.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Is your New Year's resolution to de-stress already stressing you out? Here are some tips to help you unwind.
2013 will bring lots of New Year's resolutions, and the stress of keeping them up along with it. Dr. Megan Hood, a clinical psychologist with an expertise in stress management at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, said trying to attain a more stress-free existence is a pretty popular goal around the holidays and the new year. But staying away from stress is not as simple as making a New Year’s Eve wish. “That tends to be a common goal, a nice broad goal,” Hood said. “But it also tends to be challenging.” Still, Hood has some tips to keep stress at bay. TELL US: How do you de-stress? Are you resolving to stress less in 2013?
Friday, January 4, 2013
Five tips to help you keep your 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 …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
See what other readers have suggested, and add your own ideas in the comments.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Brecksville, 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 Brecksville to make it an even better place to live? Maybe you have some ideas for what should go in the vacant VA Medical Center property or you'd like to see some work done on the roads in your neighborhood. What is on your Brecksville wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
The city’s resources are a great place to turn if you’ve set one of these common goals.
Most Americans don't plan to make a New Year's resolution this year, according to a recent survey. But if you're a Brecksville resident challenging that trend, you're in luck. Brecksville has tons of resources to help you meet your goals. The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion surveyed more than 1,000 adults across the country in December, and only about 44 percent said they planned to make a resolution at that time. Of those individuals, the most common resolutions were: 1. To stop smoking. 2. To lose weight. 3. To spend less money/save more. 4. To be a better person. 5. To exercise more. Another 36 percent of people had a resolution outside of those areas. For almost all of those goals, the city of Brecksville has some simple …