A new year is always a good way to make a fresh start, whether it is losing weight, getting fit or finding a new job. But one area of our lives that always needs attention at the start of the new year is our finances. However, resolutions can be notoriously difficult to keep, particularly money ones, which is why we are going to consider the financial goals you can make that not only last the month of January but also the whole year.
In the first of a new weekly series of podcasts, host Alice Haine, the personal finance editor of The National, and co-host Gillian Duncan, a national reporter from the news team, discuss the five-step process to getting your finances in order for the new year. Also joining Alice is Zach Holz, a personal finance blogger and teacher and the man behind the blog The Happiest Teacher, which documents his journey towards financial independence. Zach is also a columnist for The National.