We worry about many things. Our kids' grades, our parents' health, the world at large. (Also, will all those unemployed investment bankers have enough to eat?) Add to that list one really odd thing we worry about: our own future behavior. And how we can control it.
1. Bon Jovi's Lost Highway Want: See the band do its classic hits
Should: Support its new album
Experiment: Last year, Bon Jovi fans who wanted presale concert tickets had to buy the band's upcoming album. The result? Lost Highway sold 291,000 copies in its first week, the band's best-ever one-week total.
Financial struggles often feel insurmountable: Will I ever be able to retire if I can't get out of debt? Personal-finance guru Dave Ramsey recommends making a "debt snowball" by combining small amounts of money that would be spent on frivolities ("snowflakes"). The resulting lump sum, or snowball, can be used to pay off creditors.