Top 2016 New Years resolutions vs. 2017: Which one will be top next year?
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016
(WRDW/WAGT) -- Have you made your New Years resolutions yet? Like last year, you'll probably plan to stick with them for a couple weeks and then fall off the wagon.
You wouldn't be alone. According to a study by the University of Scranton, only about 8% are successful in their goals.
Here's a look back at the Top 10 resolutions
, so you can make sure you don't plan to do the same ones again:
1. Lose Weight
2. Getting Organized
3. Spend less, save more
4. Enjoy life to the fullest
5. Staying fit and healthy
6. Learn something exciting
7. Quit smoking
8. Help others in their dreams
9. Fall in love
10. Spend more time with family
So what will 2017's top New Years resolutions look like? Since the New Year hasn't even started yet, a full list of the top resolutions for 2017 isn't yet available. Many experts believe that the list will be largely unchanged from this year's list, however.
Financial analysts believe that 2017 will be the year of spending less and saving more. According to a finance survey from GoBankingRates, over 3,000 people surveyed said they think most about their finances.
The top financial resolutions, per GoBankingRates, are creating a budget and sticking with it, building an emergency fund, improving your credit score, saving money and spending less, increasing your income, paying down debt, saving more for retirement, having more spending freedom, and making a large purchase.
Good luck, and if you don't set an unrealistic goal you'll hopefully be one of the 8% who are successful.
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