As with every year, as December winds down and we get ready to enter a brand new year, people start to think about what they would like to do differently and what resolutions they would like to make.
In years past it seems that evvvveryone tries to eat better and work out more, and while I'm sure that will still be a huge resolution for many people, this year it seems that an even larger amount of people want to work on their finances.
In fact, 73% of Americans have said they want their New Year's resolution to be centered around making smarter money decisions. The survey found that 47% of Americans surveyed had experienced financial challenges this year. Which unfortunately is true for so many people due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over half of those who had financial challenges this year said they came from the pandemic, which included job loss, salary reductions, furloughs, and more spending.
The good news? People seem to have official plans of how to improve their finances in the New Year! According to Fox News, the top 5 goals include getting out of debt (38%), removing unnecessary bills (33%), seeking more deals or coupons (33%), spending money wisely (33%) and using an app meant for savings (30%).
Perhaps you have a different resolution going into this year entirely, though! You could want to run a half marathon, or learn to cook a couple new meals, or cut back on drinking (which I think everyone could do after this pandemic!) or start a new business.
I have a couple different ideas for my resolutions this year, but I think one of them will be to find creative things to do with the twins while we continue to be locked down for at least the first part of the year.
Wishing you all a happy (and safe!) New Year!
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