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Tips for the New Year

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Keep more in 2004: 8 resolutions – Dec. 24, 2003

CNN presents five tips as we head into the new year. And here they are, summarized for your quick acceptance or rejection:

Pay yourself first by saving for your retirement directly from your paycheck. If you’ve procrastinated this year, get over it. Quit smoking. Get rid of poorly performing and expensive mutual funds and stocks. Make sure you have an emergency fund that’s easily accessible (very liquid). Improve your credit score. Take deductions on your taxes if you can. Don’t forfeit your vacation time.

Updated April 13, 2008 and originally published December 29, 2003. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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