Regifting Revival

Michelle Singletary
Thursday, December 17, 2009; 9:18 AM

Regifting Revival

I'm sure some people are already complaining about what they expect to get for Christmas. But you don't have to let an unwanted gift go to waste. You can join the regifting revolution and recycle presents that just weren't right.

To find out how to regift without regrets, join me today for a live chat with Jodi Newbern, author of "Regifting Revival! A Guide to Reusing Gifts Graciously." Newbern's book he book was December's Color of Money Book Club pick.

Submit a question now or join us online today at Noon ET. If you can't make the chat, read the transcript!

Countdown to "The Power to Prosper"

Fidelity Investments recently released a survey on the New Year's resolutions people plan to make. The survey found that saving more and spending less was the overwhelming mantra for most Americans when listing the top three financial resolutions they are considering.

More than half of survey respondents said that saving more money was their primary focus, followed by spending less money and then making or sticking to a budget.

It's great that people want to be better money managers in 2010. And I have a plan to help move you to action if one of your top New Year's resolutions is to get your finances straight.

In my new book, "The Power to Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom" (Zondervan), I lay out a program that can put you on the path to prosperity.

In the book, which hits stores Jan. 4, I challenge you to spend 21 days without spending money on anything but necessities. Additionally, you can't use plastic -- yes, that means credit cards or debit cards. It's a tough challenge but on the other side of it, your financial life can turn around.

Look for an excerpt of the book Sunday, Jan. 3 in The Washington Post.

You can order the book now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Borders.

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