From Buy Like Buffett:
According to the Federal Reserve, the wealth of Americans grew $1.2 trillion during the last quarter. The bulk of the rise in assets is attributable to the stock market with stocks increasing $939 billion and mutual fund shares gaining $378 billion. The biggest depressant was the real estate sector, which declined nearly $700 million.
In the face of all this positive economic news, do you feel any richer? Have the balances on your 401(k), Roth IRA, and stock portfolio increased? Have you increased the balances in your bank account and reduced the balances on your credit card accounts?
If so, this is the perfect time to outline your plans for 2011. Here is a checklist to follow so that you can make sure that 2011 is better than 2010...
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