From the Federalist:
It’s that time to commit to a new year’s resolution. Rather than resort to the go-to pledges of years past, such as dieting and working out, here are 58 fresh ideas.
- Call a far-away family member every week, reminding him or her of a favorite memory from years past.
- Commit to an hour a week to organize pictures, either in albums or in the cloud.
- Start a journal of family memories. Write down one memory—newly made or from years ago—every night before turning in.
- Research your family tree.
- Take pen to paper (and stamp to envelope) and write a personal note once a week to a friend or family member.
- Pay off debt. Put yourself on a budget and tighten the belt. Use savings to pay off (and then cancel!) one credit card or student loan, establishing a monthly and year-end goal.
- Shop around for better prices for insurance (car and homeowner’s or rental), cell phone service, and landline or internet service. Goal for the year: renegotiate terms or change providers on all major services.
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