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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, January 3, 2019 _____________________________________—__———————-——————————-— Money-Saving Ideas for the New Year It’s the time of year when people resolve to change their lives, from getting in shape to improving relationships and achieving work-life balance. Financial goals also top the list of New Year’s resolutions and are easier to attain than you might think. “It’s actually easy to cut expenses and save money — even a few dollars at a time — but many people give up too quickly,” said Mike Sullivan, a personal finance consultant with Take Charge America, a national non—profit credit counseling and debt management agency. “The key is to set realistic goals, celebrate small victories and get creative with cost—cutting.” Sullivan offers nine tips for sticking to financial resolutions in 2019. Budget: It tops the list of every financial to-do list for a reason: it works! Write down your monthly income and expenses or seek out an online program or budgeting app. Pay Yourself: Speaking of budgets, build in a line item for your savings account or emergency fund. Even $25 a month will make a difference over time. Join the Gig Economy: If your budget reveals that you need an income-boost, start earning extra cash by working for Lyft, Postmates or Uber Eats. Make Short-Term Goals: Instead of resolving to save thousands in 2019, aim to save $20, $50 or $100 a week or month ~ and celebrate each small victory. Spring Cleaning — in January: Clean out your closets, the garage, and even old furniture or décor. Then, host a yard sale or list your items on eBay, Craigslist, or OfferUp. Decluttering will save you money and sanity. Sell Your Gift Cards: Trade your gift cards for cash at Cardpool or CardCash.com — and promptly put that cash into savings. Wait 24 Hours: To mitigate impulse buying, wait 24 hours before making an unplanned purchase. It’s likely the impulse will wear off. Drop Cable: It’s a monthly expense that can be replaced painlessly and inexpensively with Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. Update your W4: While many of us look forward to a big tax refund, it’s better to adjust your withholding to ensure you’re paying the right amount of taxes. This may mean a few extra bucks on each paycheck. For more financial tips and guidance, check out Take Charge America’s Financial Education Center or take its free online debt review. To learn more, visit www. takechargeamerica.org or call (888) 822-9193. Have a news item for the paper? Send it to us by email at news@norwalknewspaper. com Laborers Carpenters lronworkers Concrete Finishers .m...«..~_.» .. rm constructors &englneer$§.;.::. fiesignen of Value milder; at “has? CONSTRUCTION HELP NEEDED” Gleason is accepting applications for the following positions: $17.00- $19.00 $21.00- $24.00 $21.00- $24.00 . $21.00- $24.00 PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! Party On in 2019 By Dorothy Rosby Feeling a little let down after a busy holiday season? Cheer up. You still have Lumpy Rug Day to look forward to. And Count Your Buttons Day. And Elvis Week. I didn’t make those up, but I can see why you might think I did. There’s a holiday almost every day of the year, though holiday might be too strong a word for National Bicarbonate of Soda Day. If you have the energy and ambition to celebrate all year, go to the internet and type the words “weird holidays” into your search engine. You’ll find hundreds of holidays, and in some cases, the name of the holiday’s creator. This allows you to call them up, as I was tempted to do, and ask them if they don’t have better things to do on January 14th than celebrate Organize Your Home Day. And can they really do it in one day? We get seven days for Diet Resolution Week, January 1st-7th. And a week is about as long as anyone’s diet resolution lasts, maybe because, January 2nd is- also National Cream Puff Day and January 5th is National Whipped Cream Day. Oh well. January 17th is Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day anyway, though I’ve always observed it on January 2nd. February is Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month. I’m not sure how many people will be pushing stolen shopping carts across town this month, but if it works I think we should try Return Stolen Cars Month. On March 14th, we celebrate Pi Day, not to be confused with National Pie Day which is January 23rd. Pi refers to the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, or 3.14, hence March 14th. It’s called Pi because pies are circular and Greek mathematicians were poor spellers. And April 7th is No Housework Day. Too bad! I thought it was today and yesterday. And April 28th is Kiss Your Mate Day — as opposed to kiss someone else’s mate, which doesn’t rate an official holiday. May 6th is International No Diet Day, which is convenient because May also happens to be National Barbecue Month, National Loaded Potato Month, and National Hamburger Month. June 18th is both National Splurge Day and International Panic Day, because panic is often what you do when you come to your senses after splurging too much. July 4th-10th is Nude Recreation Week, which is poor planning on someone’s part since it overlaps with Air Conditioning Appreciation Days. Also, Sun Screen Day was back in May. On August 7th, we pay tribute to mustard which is another case of poor manningsinceine celebrate, hot dogs in .J 1112-. 1:11,...takes. listfiqg: P,“ 1.19151 Pl}? . mustard-\euntil'August. ' On August 8th we observe Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night. The next day is my birthday, and for the record, I’d like something besides zucchini. September 21st is World Gratitude Day, and one thing you can be grateful for is that International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th was only one day. . September 28th is Ask a Stupid Question Day. How about this one? Was it wise to schedule International Coffee Day October 1st when October is also Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month? October 13th is International Skeptics Day. I’m skeptical about Moldy Cheese Day on October 9th. We have Chaos Never Dies Day on November 9th and Clean Your Refrigerator Day on November 15th. Talk about chaos — and moldy cheese. If you wait to clean your fridge until November 15th, you may be shocked at what’s been in it since Egg Salad Week last April. , ' December 21st is Bah Humbug Day, a day for everyone to vent their frustrations about Christmas preparations as well as any lingering irritation they may be feeling after Barbie and Barney Backlash Day on December 16th. . Dorothy Rosby is a syndicated columnist and the author of several humor books, including I Used to Think I Was Not That Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better. IN HF Please apply online: www.gleesonllc.com Email Resume: ptabbert@gieesonllc.com in person at the iobsite trailer - located at: Job site Trailer- (515) 344~8665 c/o: Michael Foods, inc. 101 Delaware Street Norwalk, IA 50211 Must be able to pass ore-employment physical ‘ Post Offer Prefimployment Drug Testing & E-Verify Required Gleason (2mm 8: Engineers, L.L.C. is an Equal Opportmiw/Afflnnuive Action Employer (EEO/AA Employer). 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