It's 2018 and now's the time to get your finances in order.
To help you and your family make all the right money moves next year, here's a financial game plan that could help you grow your 401(k), avoid financial ruin and adjust to the new tax rules signed into law by President Trump.
Just as a New Year's resolution to get fit can fail if you don't hit the gym, getting ahead financially is tough if you don't set up a plan and stick to it, says Dana Anspach, founder and CEO of Sensible Money, a wealth management firm in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Doing an annual financial check-up, she stresses, is only worthwhile if you use it as a jumping off point to "build good habits."
"It's figuring out the baby steps you can take that moves you and your money in the right direction," Anspach says. "Every family should put together a playbook for the year."
Here are steps to take to get you on the road to financial success.