Many people will not achieve their financial goals in 2017 or even get started, leaving their future financial security up in the air. So decided to reach out to the professors at The American College of Financial Services, a nonprofit, accredited college in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, for some tips on improving your financial situation in 2017. These professors are the experts who teach the experts, educating and interacting with tens of thousands of financial advisors each and every year. Let’s look at 12 practical tips from the leading financial planning thought leaders and professors that can help you take your 2017 financial planning to the next level, and put you on the right path to a more financially secure future.