You Should Do These Items At Least Once A Year

December 29, 2017

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We are just hours away from the beginning of a new year!  This exciting time gives us a chance to reflect on the current year and perhaps all the things we should've done but didn't.  But not to worry, here are some of the things you should do at least once a year.  Get a physical. An annual checkup with your doctor doesn't hurt and most insurances cover it entirely.  At the very least do a self-check of your body.  That health check goes for your pets too.  As much as they squirm, howl and scratch, getting a checkup annual can head off any health surprises.  Check your credit score. Knowing what’s up with your financial health is essential in a world where even some employers are checking credit score before hiring.  You can get a free copy of your credit report from the three major reporting agencies for free and without affecting your score.  Simply visit free credit report dot com and review it for errors. Drain your hot water heater.  Your hot water heater needs to be checked every six months and drained at least every 12 months. Draining it will help it last longer by eliminating any minerals or debris that have built up and could cause the unit to break down. It’s a job you can do yourself or you can hire a professional. Clean Your Carpet. it harbors an entire year of dust, dirt, grime and who knows what else.  Plus it can make your feel better in removing allergens. Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. To make sure yours are always in top form, test them monthly and replace alkaline batteries every year. It’s an easy bit of maintenance to ensure the safety of you and yours in the event of a fire. Trash your beauty stash. Cosmetics don't last forever! Many products like nail polish, sunscreen, hair products, lipsticks and liners, eyeliner, brow pencils, face creams, foundation, cream eyeshadows and blushes, cleansers should not be used after a year. Finally reassess your retirement plan.  Check up on your retirement plan at least once a year to figure out how things are going, whether you can or should be contributing more, and make considerations about whether you want to tweak your savings plan and/or investments. Many retirement plans are set up to run and adjust to the market without your constant supervision, and while all that's great, it’s always a good idea to make sure your nest egg is incubating as efficiently as it should be.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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