Free eBook New Beginnings in the New Year

Saving more money, reducing debt, managing money better, and eliminating the use of credit cards are among the most popular financial resolutions people are setting this New Year. However, fifty-six percent of those surveyed said that they do not plan to set any financial goals in 2010. Whether deterred by uncontrollable forces (like the economy and job loss) or just fear of lacking the self-discipline to follow through, the New Beginnings eBook aims at helping consumers start the new year off right by setting and keeping financial resolutions that not only improve their finances, but also improve their life.

New Beginnings covers:  

  • Ten financial resolutions worth keeping
  • Steps to get a grip on financial clutter
  • How to set realistic financial goals and resolutions
  • How to personalize goals to make them more achievable

New Beginnings offers a step-by-step guide to turning resolutions into action-oriented steps that make achieving financial success in 2010 a reality. Download your free copy today! 

Kim McGrigg is the former Manager of Community and Media Relations for MMI.

  • The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of nonprofit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education. Today, nearly 300 of these groups participate in the federation and govern it through their representatives on the organization's Board of Directors.
  • The National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) is the nation’s oldest and largest higher education finance trade association. NCHER’s membership includes state, nonprofit, and for-profit higher education service organizations, including lenders, servicers, guaranty agencies, collection agencies, financial literacy providers, and schools, interested and involved in increasing college access and success. It assists its members in shaping policies governing federal and private student loan and state grant programs on behalf of students, parents, borrowers, and families.

  • Since 2007, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) has served as a trusted, neutral source of information for more than eight million homeowners. They are partnered with, and endorsed by, numerous major government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of the Treasury.

  • The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD works to strengthen the housing market in order to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

  • The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Their mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.

  • The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.