Resolution #7: Take better care of your money
Why It Needs To Be Made: For every rapper who claims to be throwing thousands of dollars in the air at the strip club every night, there's another rapper having his mansion sold at a foreclosure auction. In the last year, we've seen everyone from Nas to Bow Wow experience major money problems and undergo lifestyle changes as a result for them. So, how about this, guys? In addition to hiring a better accountant and paying closer attention to your taxes in 2013, how about you also focus on opening up a 401k and saving more of your money for retirement? We know it's not as glitzy as, say, throwing two stacks at a stripper. But, look at it this way: You won't have to resort to selling your platinum plaques in a few years just to make a single payment on your 2002 Bentley if you've got some cash stashed away in the bank for it. Sounds good, right?