January is a perfect time to put your (financial) house in order!

Now that the flurry of the holidays is behind us, there is probably some holiday debris left behind. Spending on credit cards over the holiday season jumped 7% in November and was even higher in December. As a result, over 75% of Americans are now facing credit card debt that they plan to pay off in January – or later.
This is an excellent time to review your financial priorities – are you looking to pay down debt, plan for a big purchase, or get your retirement accounts fattened up? The newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has created a financial education website, MyMoney.gov, which has a collection of resources available to help you clean your financial house, such as budget worksheets, checklists, and calculators.