Resolving to Keep Your Resolutions: Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

calendar-2446899_640Happy New Year and welcome 2018! Carroll Marshall Insurance is looking forward to another great year of serving the greater Winter Haven area, and we can’t wait to help our friends and neighbors here in Polk County make this the best year to date. We know at this point in the new year, many people, our clients included, are making resolutions to better themselves, their homes, and/or their finances during the coming months, and those resolutions can be hard to keep if you don’t have a plan laid out and ready to go. We have some tips to help you make sure you meet your goals by the time 2019 rolls in next year.

To Get Fit…

Fitness goals are one of the most common resolutions made, and one of the hardest to keep. Whether you want to burn off the 10 extra pounds gained by too many Christmas cookies, simply tone up and have better health, or take off years of excess weight, the best way to go about any health changes is slow and steady. While it might be exciting to do a fad diet and take off 20 pounds in a month or two, the likelihood of that weight staying off long-term is slim (no pun intended). You are better to work hard on a sustainable eating plan, and regular exercise, so you can stay healthy, longer, and won’t relapse back into old habits.

To Get Organized…

Home, office, and/or life organization is another top priority for many people when starting out a fresh year. Begin by getting rid of clutter. From too many unneeded items in the kitchen or too many excess papers in the office, to WAY too many items on your weekly agenda, organization is best started with decluttering. Throw away or donate unused items and garbage, shred those mountains of paper (and opt for a digital filing system if you can!), and pare down your weekly to-do list to a manageable level for you. If you need to say no to things, or need to re-gift a few of those excess Christmas presents, that’s ok! Streamlining and organizing your life is a gift in itself, and sure to help you make this year a great one.

To Get Rich (or at least try!)…

Financial improvements are high on the resolution list too, and this one varies greatly from person to person. If your goal is to increase your savings and decrease spending, set manageable goals for yourself. Start by vowing to save $50 or $100 each month, or set an annual goal to have in savings by the end of the year. If your goal is to invest better, or improve your overall financial dealings, speaking with a financial advisor is a great place to start, as well as sitting down to have a talk with your insurance advisement team. Insurance policies can be huge financial assets if handled properly, and we have the information you need to make sure you’re covered, and are able to meet your 2018 goals.

We want to see you successful, happy, and ready in this new year, so call on us to make sure you’re covered for whatever comes your way. Carroll Marshall offers everything from personal and family health policies to RV, boat, or homeowners insurance. We can even customize life coverage for you, to ensure that you and your loved ones are protected without overextending your finances this year. Give us a call or stop by our downtown Winter Haven office and let’s get this year started off the right way!

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