Three 2015 Resolutions To Enhance Your Financial Well-Being

January 2015

Have you made any resolutions for 2015? Typical January goals include ways to enhance your physical well-being, such as losing weight, getting in shape, or eating a more healthful diet. I’d like to recommend setting three goals for the new year that can enhance your financial well-being.

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What Will You Do With The Old Devices You Replace?

Whenever you get a new electronic device such as a TV, smartphone, game console, computer, or tablet, what do you do with the old one? Throwing it away usually isn't a good option and in some places is illegal. Electronic equipment contains toxic materials such as cadmium, lead, arsenic and needs to be disposed of carefully. Consider the following options instead.

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What's the Gimmick at "Rent-to-Own" Stores?

Have you ever seen a Rent-to-Own ad or commercial? If you haven't, here's an example: "No Credit Check! Rent-to-Own a 50-inch TV for $10 a Week!"

How can you go wrong with that? Just make low monthly rental payments and you can end up owning that mega screen TV, right? Most of these stores even let you bring the item back at any time if you decide you don't want it.

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Cool New Tech Devices: What Privacy Risks Are Wrapped Up Under Your Tree?
This article from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse provides tips to help you protect your