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Financial Resolutions for 2015



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ANCHOR LEAD: While hitting the gym tends to be the most popular resolution for Americans around this time of the year, you may want to think about flexing your finance muscles! Brian Osuch has the story. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. In today's economy, the average American needs to rely on more than just a paycheck for long-term stability. Finance expert, Carmen Rita Wong, has four financial resolutions everyone should make this year. CUT: (Wong) Number one resolution is commit to it. Make sure that this is the year that you get it done. Number two is creating a really solid financial core. What is that? Well, that's number three. Your financial core is your foundation. So you want to make sure that you have, of course, life insurance, disability coverage and also your emergency savings. So how do you do these things in time? Well, that's number four: Set dates in your calendar. SCRIPT: Wong suggests taking advantage of all the financial wellness programs that almost half of employers in America are offering. CUT: (Wong) They offer you discounts on your insurance if you sign up with a gym. Well, in the same respect if you have your finances in place in terms of insurance coverage that means that your whole financial health will not fall out of shape should something go wrong. SCRIPT: For more visit prudential.com/financialwellness. That's Newsbreak from Prudential. I'm Brian Osuch.
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