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Getting Your Financial House In Order For 2016



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ANCHOR LEAD: The New Year is almost upon us and if financial stability is topping your list of resolutions, Brian Osuch has an easy way to help you get started. (:60) SCRIPT: Financial Fitness, I'm Brian Osuch. The New Year is approaching and that means it's a great time to get your financial house in order. Patricia Seaman, is senior director for SmartAboutMoney.org, and she says it's important to have a safety cushion… CUT: (Seaman) Every year people say that they're derailed on their budget by their car breaking down, or something happening with their furnace or other appliances or medical bills. The best way to plan for that, is to have an emergency savings account. It's not a question of if these unexpected expenses will come up, it's when they'll come up. SCRIPT: Seaman says it's also a good idea to think about the places you can make spending concessions to boost savings and help build realistic financial goals. CUT: (Seaman) SmartAboutMoney.org is a great resource for people looking for tips and worksheets and even quizzes that you could give yourself to find out what's behind your spending. SmartAboutMoney.org – it's nonprofit, noncommercial, a great resource for people to go to. SCRIPT: That website again, SmartAboutMoney.org. That's Financial Fitness from SmartAboutMoney.org. I'm Brian Osuch.
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