10 Tips to Make 2023 Your Best and Boldest Year Yet

Want to be bolder in 2023? Start by clarifying your purpose. Before you take any action, spend some time reflecting on your values and what is most important to you. Visualize where you want to be in 12 months and the kind of life you want to live. Once these goals are clearer, work to create an action plan and …

How To Make Your Money Go Farther In 2023

A pedestrian walks past a grocery store window showing advertisements in Queens, New York, the United States on Dec. 23, 2022. The U.S. personal consumption expenditures PCE price index in November grew 0.1 percent month on month, lower than 0.2 percent of market expectations and 0.4 percent in the previous month, according to data issued by the U.S. Department of …

Canceled Flight or Lost Luggage? Here’s How to Get Compensation

Thousands of US travelers who found themselves and their luggage stranded in airports across the country this holiday season are entitled to compensation, but they may have to wait weeks for the money to arrive. The chaos primarily affects customers of Southwest Airlines Co., which has canceled thousands of flights since last week in a meltdown caused by outdated technology and …

Don’t Make These 3 Classic New Year’s Resolution Mistakes

A new year invariably brings new resolutions, but notoriously, they typically don’t last long. In fact, according to this Inc. article, “Approximately 80 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions have dropped them by the second week of February.” But, that doesn’t mean that there’s no benefit in taking time at the start of the year to step back, …

Forget Stock Predictions for Next Year. Focus on the Next Decade.

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates again on Wednesday, but by less than it has in previous rounds this year. A day earlier, the government reported that the annual rate of inflation, though still painfully high, dropped a bit in November, to 7.1 percent from 7.7 percent in October. Kiersten Essenpreis If you want to know what these, and other …

Do You Know What You Really Want?

Ever pursued a degree or a job you thought you’d love, only to discover that it brings you little joy? Maybe you saw people in the media or in your network achieving what looked like success and chose a path similar to theirs in response. Think of it this way: Do you find it difficult to ignore what other people …

Why 2023 Will Be A Banner Year For Retirement Savers

John F. Wasik, Contributor Dec. 20, 2022 Rarely have we reported good news about savings and investing, especially in 2022. Stocks and bonds will continue to be volatile as long as the economy is slowing and/or the Fed continues to jack up interest rates. As Willie Nelson once sang, you’ll be “on the road again” to a dignified retirement if …

Finish Strong: 5 Mistakes To Avoid As You’re Wrapping Up The Year

As you near the end of the year, chances are you’re clearing the decks and preparing for some much-needed time off. But as you’re following through and finishing up, there are some mistakes which can rob you of effectiveness and happiness in the short term and in the new year. When you finish strong your future self will thank you./Getty …

These are The Economist’s best books of 2022

Their subjects include financial scandals, a witness to the Holocaust and cell theory iStock image Politics and current affairs The Impossible City. By Karen Cheung. Random House; 319 pages; $28 and £23 An illuminating and moving personal account of how Hong Kong descended into the mass street unrest of 2019, and of the pandemic-abetted repression that has crushed it since. …

How to Actually Enjoy the Holidays

It’s no secret that the holidays are stressful. Last year, the American Psychiatric Association polled over 2,000 adults: 41 percent reported an increase in worrying during the season. This year, 31 percent said they expected to feel even more stressed than they did in 2021. The reasons are plentiful: social obligations, gift-giving woes, family tensions, travel challenges, financial concerns and …