New Year’s resolutions are often broken by mid-January. Saving money is generally on everyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions, right up there with losing weight and exercising more. The best resolutions – and most likely to be kept – would combine all three goals:
1. Walk more:
If your work or errands are located too far away for walking to be feasible, at least consider getting off the bus or train two stops earlier than normal – with any luck you can save on fares while upping your exercise.
2. Bypass the coffee shop:
A latte or cappuccino plus a baked good adds a whopping 700 calories or more to your daily intake and likely costs $6 or $7. Avoid the coffee shop and watch the pounds fall off and your savings account grow.
3. Find alternatives to the gym:
Consider if you really need that expensive gym membership. Walk or jog outside instead of on a treadmill or participate in calorie-burning winter sports.
4. Trim down your cable bill:
All that exercise will leave you with less time to be a couch potato. Think about trimming down your cable bill in 2013.
5. Brown bag your lunch:
Make your own lunch instead of calling in at your favorite deli. You control the ingredients so your lunch can be healthier and you’ll save your cash.
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