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  • Have You Made Your New Years Resolutions Yet?

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    With a new year comes new goals for 2012. Have you thought about what yours might be? Take a look at this article from The Wall Street Journal, as Katherine Rosman breaks down New Years resolutions:

    I've never been a fan of New Year's resolutions: Read more fiction. Read fewer celebrity magazines. Eat more vegetables. Drink less wine. Stop leaving my clothes hanging over the chair in my closet rather than hanging them up/yelling at my kids/watching reality TV/starting to write columns the night before they're due.

    Who needs to fail so early into the fresh start of an unsoiled Filofax?

    And yet, the greatest lesson I've learned in writing this column—and in reading the thousands of emails you all have written to me in response (I do read them all)—is that the key to gaining control over the chaos is to be mindful about not just how I spend money, but how I think about it as well.

    So here it goes: The Checks & Balances 2012 Resolutions.

    1. I resolve to make and bring lunch to work once a week.

    I spend a huge amount of money—in excess of $12 a day—on lunch during the workweek. This is not because I overeat (I may have plenty of vices, but this is not one). Nor do I eat fancy—in fact, I most often eat lunch at my desk (even though I hate crumbs in my keyboard, it is a gross inevitability of modern-day cubicle life). The problems are twofold: First, I work in midtown Manhattan, a neighborhood not known for its affordability; I've paid $3.50 for a peanut-butter-and-jelly-on-white-bread sandwich. Second, by the time I pry myself from my desk to get lunch, I often am starved. I am motivated by proximity, not cost.

    So, at least one day per week, as I am packing a lunch for my son to take to school the following day, I will do so for myself as well. Maybe I'll convince him occasionally to write me a note that he'll tuck in my lunch bag as I do for him. Saving 12 bucks will never taste sweeter.

    Read more at The Wall Street Journal

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