New Year Resolutions to Help You Save Money

They say that New Year resolutions, made with such a firmness of purpose rarely last beyond the month of January. But they also say that well begun is half done; if you do make any resolutions, persist with them and then you will see results for sure! I don’t generally make any resolutions, simply decide to do some things differently in the coming year than I did earlier. So this year I plan to….

Ride my bike more: I am going to ride the bike to go to the store to get things, and run other errands. This will help me two fold, I will use the car less and thus save me a lot in terms of fuel. It will also help me to get a nice little work out since I often find myself so strapped for time that I can’t go for walks the way I like to do.

Avoid unnecessary spending: Credit card late fees are something that must be avoided at all costs. They are completely unnecessary (except for the credit card companies) and all it takes is to keep a track of your spending and due dates. I am going to watch those statements real close. And I am going to be even more of a bargain hunter; so stay tuned to this blog peeps!

Going to get organized: Sometimes it seems as though I am going around in circles getting nothing accomplished. Well I am now going to make a timetable and allot time to different activities and stick to this timetable. One thing that I will pay a lot of attention to is putting things away in an organized manner so that there is a place for everything and everything is in its place. This will help save time spent searching for things.

Enjoy life more: There is no point in working hard if I don’t take time out to play. So I am going to make a conscious effort to learn new things, have new experiences, do stuff I never have before, travel to exotic locations and do all the things that I enjoy doing and that help me grow as a person.

Are any of you out there making New Year resolutions? I would love to know them and if they are weird or fanciful, so much the better! Let’s have them!

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7 Responses to “New Year Resolutions to Help You Save Money”

  1. I only have 2 simple resolutions — to say YES more often, and to procrastinate less :D

    To get things organized, I recommend Organize IT (http://www.organizeit.com/). I love James’ writings :D

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  3. Some nice goals there Nicole. That last one is so important. I think I might have to add at least one more exercise related goal to my list.

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  4. Those are some nice goals to have. As for myself, I will be following those tips, along with a few others such as:

    1) Lower quantity, higher quality blog updates
    2) Forget the job, find a career
    3) Finish that damn screenplay that is sitting in my computer

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  5. I don’t know if having fun for me will save me money, but I am going to do it anyway. lol. But I have taken a resolution to be more organized and scheduled, that way I can have more time to have fun.

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  6. I am so surprised everyday every year at how much money can be saved from just simply cutting out unnecessary spending. Those little $5 and $10 hits add up faster than you can imagine.

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  7. How true it is to keep an eye open for all of those little, unnecessary expenditures which if added up at the end of the year, can amount to quite a sizeable chunk of money.

    On the one hand we do everything we can to make money online and then often immediately cancel out these efforts to make money online by spending it out on things that we don’t really need, for example, newspapers etc which let’s face it are quite expensive nowadays, if you buy one every day, that’s another £7.00 a week straight down the drain or around £350 a year, the same with all of those chocolate bars we buy or packets of crisps etc, it all adds up.

    Of course, we can’t deny ourselves every little luxury in a recession, but if for example we staill want to enjoy that once a year real treat, for example a holiday in an exotic location, just some tweaks here and there to our lifestyles can make all the difference.

    Wishing you all the very best for 2009!

    Mark

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