Polls / January 8, 2013

Do you have a financial New Year resolution for 2013?

Two-in-three (65%) of the more than 1,600 respondents to the latest eZonomics online poll say they have made financial resolutions for 2013 showing that many want to change and improve their financial habits.

A new step
The large majority making financial New Year resolutions agrees with a recent survey conducted by ING which found that 40% of over 14,000 respondents in 14 countries made a resolution to be better with money. On the other hand, only 16% made one about something else. Of the 40%, the most popular financial goals were to save more and to control spending – each with a response rate of 14%.

Stick to the plan
Irrespective of the exact financial goal being specific about what you have in mind and using an incentive to help you reach it will work in your favour. Sticking to your commitments can be achieved in a number of ways. In our slideshow Tips for managing financial New Year’s resolutions we present various steps to help manage money better. Making budgets, setting achievable goals and using reminders are some of many methods that can help turn resolutions into reality.


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