Notice: Due to COVID-19, we are available for either via video chat, phone, or email meetings. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Don't Let Your New Year's Resolution Slide

For many people, the beginning of the New Year is also a new beginning in their lives. Many people attempt to start this next year off on the right foot. For a lot of individuals their hopes for change are in regard to their finances. Especially after the holidays it is a time when many people have had to pay for things they can't afford and are left further behind than when they went in to the holiday season. It is common to be excited and push forward at the start of the New Year, but as the time begins to move on, many people find themselves slipping back in to old habits. This may be allowing credit card bills to accumulate, falling begin in a mortgage payment or spending what you don't have while shopping. February is a time when many people fall back on those commitments they made to themselves and others at the start of the year. A month has gone buy and the devotion can begin to waver.

A lot of resolutions take dedication and the understanding that you will maintain the commitment. It can be a mind game and if you set your determination on following through, you will often stand a better chance of being more productive. Know what your goals are and find ways to yourself accountable. This can include having friends and family members hold you accountable as well. Set a budget and stick to it. Know how much you have and don't go beyond this. A good way to keep yourself from crossing the line is by understanding the ramifications that will be waiting for you on the other side. In the moment it can seem like the purchase will not have a significant impact but it is these choices that can make us fall more and more behind. Choose to hold to your plan. If you are already in debt, don't let yourself slip further. This may mean maintaining a very limited budget that will allow you to pay more to past expenses.

For some people, they are beyond the point of repair and it is time to take further action. There are a number of ways that this may be done but it is often times best to start by talking to a professional. Don't put this on hold because often times the more than people wait, the more complicated their situation becomes. While most people do not want to file for bankruptcy or deal with one of its alternatives, their delaying can make their position worse and make it harder to gain a favorable outcome. Don't let yourself fall behind in any resolutions to begin again and get out of debt. Start by filling out a free case evaluation form on the site of Peter Rasla & Associates, P.L.C. and a member of the team will be in contact with you shortly.