As the new year approaches, Asset‘s Success desk is looking inward. We want to make changes, big or small, inspired by the stories we tell and the trends we cover in 2022.
This is what we aspire to pursue in 2023.
Embrace my community
My resolution for 2023 is to be more involved in the different communities in my life—at my son’s school, at work, and in my neighborhood. I want to invest more time in helping build these networks and help them grow. I find myself happiest when interacting and connecting with people, and that’s very difficult to do during a pandemic. I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to set up a cafe, plan an event or recommend.
—Lindsey Stanberry, Executive Editor
Farewell to Chipotle
My goal for next year is to order less takeout. I love Chipotle but Chipotle doesn’t love me—or my wallet. In the long run, I’m trying to save more, which is hard in New York City. I’m hoping that cooking more at home can be a treat as I search for more vegetarian (pasta-based, of course) recipes, but mostly something that can help me out. build more rainy day fund as I cut unnecessary expenses. didn’t really add to my life. Sorry, Chipotle.
—Chloe Berger, Reporter
I’ve written about the importance of having a financial plan throughout my career as a financial and consumer finance reporter. But my own game plan has become obsolete. So in 2023, I want to take the time to create a strong 10-year financial plan—maybe even working with a professional to optimize my financial goals.
—Megan Leonhardt, Senior Writer
My goal for 2023 is to be more financially savvy! Resources are available, but I’ve been behind the curve for years because I feel like I don’t even know what I don’t know. But we are getting there! I opened a Roth IRA this year and bought my first treasury bond. Hope to continue building momentum!
—Jane Thier, Reporter
Achieving the right balance
My goal for 2023 is to position myself to capture and enjoy the happiness I’ve long wanted but thought impossible—I want to write a book. I’ve always romanticized the idea of the artist starving, but I don’t want to actually starve. I want to make sure I have the money and work-life balance I need to allow myself to create the life I want.
—Trey Williams, Senior Writer
Focus on growth
I’m not one to make decisions, so I fall into the category of people who choose a word for the year to set their goals. Last year, I focused on Flow—a kind of reset in finding better life balance and trying to take on challenges with less stress and anxiety. Now I’m ready to grow up in 2023, from cultivating my career presence to accumulating savings after a costly year of delayed weddings and furnishing a new apartment.
—Hillary Hoffower, Editor
Save, save, save
I’m planning to (finally) cut down on my spending and save up to buy a house. It’s something I’ve been postponing and postponing, but I believe I can finally take serious steps to save. I’m interested in trying my own version of Year No Buy to get there…or at least a month or two.
—Alicia Adamczyk, Senior Writer
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