Thursday’s need-to-know news

Today’s top story: 6 for-keeps New Year’s Resolutions for New Homeowners. Also in the news: Saving money by exercising outdoors this winter, learning the basics of the GOP Tax Plan, and the pros and cons of prepaying your 2018 property taxes in 2017.

6 For-Keeps New Year’s Resolutions for New Homeowners
Survival tips to keep your resolution.

Burn Calories, Not Cash, by Exercising Outdoors This Winter
Take your routine outside.

The basics of the GOP Tax Plan, explained
Learning the basics of a complicated deal.

Will you benefit from prepaying your 2018 property taxes in 2017?
Call your accountant.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What Yoda would say if he were your financial adviser. Also in the news: Why the IRA will audit you, why waiting for perfect finances is futile, and how your New Year’s Resolutions can actually hurt your credit.

10 things Yoda would say if he were your financial adviser
Save money, you will.

7 Reasons the IRS Will Audit You
Avoid hoisting these red flags.

When It Comes to Your Finances, Don’t Let Perfect Get in the Way of Better
Waiting for perfection will only dig a deeper hole.

3 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Hurt Your Credit
Yes, you read that correctly.