Sunday, January 6, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Clearwater, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. With barely a week into the New Year, what could we do in Clearwater to make it an even better place to live? Shop at local small businesses more? Get rid of red light cameras? More help for the homeless? What is on your wish list for Clearwater for 2013? Share with other readers in the comment section below.
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.
It's not even a week into the new year and are you already stressing out? 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 resolution. “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. How do you de-stress? Are you resolving to stress less in 2013?
Friday, January 4, 2013
If your New Year’s resolution is to get your finances in order, these guidelines could 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, including banks, insurers and brokers.