It’s a new year. A fresh start. New beginnings. A time to start over or create something new. Indeed, it’s goal-setting season. A great time to think about your life and what you want to change for the better. What do you want to achieve this year? All things are possible for you and your family in 2023!
Check out some suggestions for getting this new year headed in the right direction.
1. Set goals for the year.
Look at the different areas of your life – work, spirituality, health, fitness, and of course, financial [see #2]. Think about what you want to change. A new job. Lose a few pounds. Exercise more. Spend more time with your kids. Be specific with your goals. Write down your goals and check your progress throughout the year.
2. Review your financial situation.
Think about different ways to save money and stretch your dollars. For example, the end of January is a great time to shop for winter clothes. Take your lunch to work.
It’s a fact – prices at fast food restaurants are more than 7% higher than last year, according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics.
And if you need a little extra help with food for your pantry, check out your local food bank. Go to FeedingAmerica.org to get a list of food resources in your area.
Check out our other helpful tips and blogs:
· Save money at the pump – 10 Tips to Overcoming Rising Gas Prices
· New Year, New You – 6 Tips for Getting Your Financial House in Order
· Get Money Smart for Peace of Mind – 5 Tips to Improve your Financial Wellbeing
3. Check your car; keep it healthy.
It’s your car that takes you here, there, and everywhere. It’s part of your family. The new year is a good time to make sure your car is road ready for all your travels. Do some preventative maintenance on your vehicle. Check out our 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Vehicle – Keep Your Car in Shape This New Year.
4. File your taxes.
Don’t procrastinate. Get your paperwork together and make a goal to file your taxes in January. By filing your taxes in January, you’ll receive your tax refund sooner. And you’ll avoid mistakes by not waiting until the last minute.
Car-Mart has partnered with Tax Max to make it easy for you to file your taxes. It’s an accurate, fast, and easy process. And you can do it from the comfort of your own home – get started at Tax Max. Learn more about filing your taxes with Tax Max.
5. Use your tax refund as a down payment on another vehicle at Car-Mart.
Once you file your taxes, put your tax refund to work for you. Put it towards another vehicle that you’ve been wanting and needing.
Check out our helpful blogs:
· How to Make the Most of your Tax Refund.
· 5 ways to use your tax refund at Car-Mart for your vehicle needs
All of us at America’s Car-Mart wish you a wonderful 2023. If you need a quality, used vehicle, we’re here for you. We offer affordable financing, and we’ll determine a payment plan that works for your budget. Start the process online today.