10 steps to an upgraded financial life

10 steps to an upgraded financial life

The beginning of the year offers a great opportunity to take stock of your financial situation and make any necessary changes to build a bigger nest egg or cut back on unnecessary spending. If you're ready for a financial upgrade but aren't sure where to start, click through the slideshow for suggestions that will move you in the right direction without requiring too much sacrifice.

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Once you've run through this list, you'll be better poised to stay on top of your money throughout the year – and that's something worth celebrating.

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