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Financial Resolutions

According to a new report by NerdWallet, 84% of consumers made money-related resolutions for 2018. The top financial goals for 2018 include saving money, paying down debt, sticking to a budget, and improving credit scores.


But making a resolution is different from actually keeping one, and sticking to your financial goals can be difficult. Of those who made financial resolutions in 2017, 21% abandoned their goals after just two weeks, while 74% held out for six months.


If you made a resolution and want to stick to it, experts recommend breaking up your larger goal into smaller, short-term goals. Make your resolutions clear and specific, and track your progress. Don’t get discouraged; having a setback shouldn’t mean failure. Pick yourself up, dust off those bank statements, and carry on!

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