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New Year Resolutions Finances 2011

New Year Resolutions Finances 2011 - Nearly two thirds of Britons are planning to make a new year's resolution, with losing weight topping the list, research suggests.

Around 64% of people said they will make a resolution for 2011. Of these, 55% said they wanted to lose weight and 49% planned to exercise more, according to price comparison website

Improving finances was the third most popular resolution, at 44%, followed by eating more healthily, 35%, and looking for a new job, 16%.

New Year Resolutions Finances 2011

A further 16% planned to take up a new hobby, 15% hope to spend more time with family and friends, 14% will try to stop smoking or at least cut down on the habit and 11% plan to reduce the amount of alcohol they drink.

Just under half of those who plan to make a financial new year's resolution said they hoped to reduce their outgoings, 30% want to reduce their debt and 28% hoped to save money towards a deposit for a home.

One in 10 people are hoping to buy a house or move during 2011 and 8% plan to pay more money into their pension.

Two fifths of people said they were making a new year's resolution because they genuinely hoped they would be able to change their behaviour, although 54% admitted they would probably have broken their pledge by the end of January. Just 14% thought they would be able to maintain their new behaviour for between six and 12 months.

New Year Resolutions Finances 2011


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