WGN-TV Show Notes – Jan. 2, 2001

ANCHORS: As we move into the New Year, many consumers are looking back at the financial mistakes they’ve made and making New Years resolutions that will hopefully improve their financial position.

ANCHOR: Money and real estate expert Ilyce Glink is here with the details.

  • Welcome

ILYCE: Was last year a good year for you financially? Or do you have a few regrets? We went down to State Street and asked consumers what money mistakes they regretted from last year.

ILYCE: While it may be too late to change the bottom line for the year 2000, it’s a brand new year and there’s plenty of time to make some changes that will make an impact this year.

Fix your credit

Organize your finances

Open your bills and read them

Think twice before you buy

Kick a bad habit

Write your will/Organize your estate

Open and fund a Roth IRA

Fund your 401(k) or retirement plan to the max

Put away something for your children’s education

Don’t lease a car — buy it.

Jan. 2, 2001.