Focus at Four: Simple financial goals for the new year

A financial advisor joins First News at Four to discuss some simple--if not easy--ways to manage your finances better in 2018.

Sarah Harlan works with Edward Jones in Caldwell. She's identified three ways to tackle your financial goals this year:

- Increase contributions to your employer-sponsored retirement plan

- Build an emergency fund. You never know when a natural disaster or major car repair is around the corner.

- Control your debts. Everyone has debt, but be realistic about how much you can afford to minimize high interest rates and long term payments.

For more from Harlan, see the video player above. You can reach Harlan at sarah.harlan@edwardjones.com.