Not to compound anxieties, but are you in danger of a personal fiscal cliff? Don't overlook the dangers at home while you fret about how the nation will fare in the days to come.
Resolve your cliff. New Year's resolutions proposed by the Apiary Investment Fund are focused on avoiding a personal fiscal cliff. They're basic, for the most part, but good reminders to diversify investments. Among the suggestions is to resolve to "invest in yourself," meaning to spend "a small amount of time each week learning new financial strategies and concepts."
Cliff avoidance. A blog at iOnPoverty.tv takes a look at what sort of personal skills you need to avoid a personal cliff: Develop transferable skills, be open to learning from everyone and don't be afraid to fail. On skills, the post says: "To name one universal skill, developing a basic knowledge of finance makes you an asset to virtually every functional department anywhere at any time." The advice is from a variety of contributors. The site has posts and videos on bootstrap entrepreneurship and escaping poverty.