It’s a fine time to check in on the resolutions, or goals, you made for yourself at the start of the year. Did you just grimace? Don’t feel bad if they went by the wayside. This week we’re talking with The Wharton School’s Katie Milkman. Her research uses big data to explain why changing our behaviors can be so difficult, and — best of all — how to finally make the changes we want for good.
In Mailbag, we answer your questions on how to prioritize savings with credit card debt, what to do with old 403(b) accounts and how to handle those sometimes-pricey hobbies for kids. And finally, how many items do you think you have in your home? You might be surprised to hear the average. In Thrive, we talk about how to find free money by turning some of that clutter into cash. Hope you had a great 4th!