If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent the last two weeks trying to get in the zone to make some positive changes in your life. But the harder part is figuring out how to remain gung-ho about all those new year resolutions that you vowed to stick to!
Of course, we all know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions… and while the best of intentions can take you pretty far, adding an extra money saving incentive may just help take you all the way! So, check out these top five new year’s resolutions and get re-inspired to reach your 2011 goals. Whether you realize it or not, changing your bad habits may not only help you look and feel better, they may also help you get on the path to financial freedom!
Lose Weight & Save Money.
Losing weight is always the number one new year's resolution, but drastically changing the way you eat and sticking to a diet is not easy—and often not sustainable. So, don’t try and change everything all at once! Start by cutting out just one unhealthy snack a day. For example, if you stop buying (and eating) that daily afternoon candy bar or high calorie snack bar, you will not only automatically lose about 12 pounds in a year—but at a dollar a snack, you’ll also save over $365 bucks!
Stop Smoking & Save.
We don’t have to tell you the health benefits that you will gain by quitting smoking, but have you ever added up how much you spend on cigarettes? The average pack of smokes now costs $10.50 each in New York City. That means if you smoke a pack a day and quit, you will also add an extra $3,800 a year into your bank account by the end of the year. Holy smokes!
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