QoD: What are the top New Year's Resolutions for 2020?

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Jan 05, 2020
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Behavioral Finance, Question of the Day

Questions:

  • Do you think that making New Year's resolutions are a good idea? Explain. 
  • How would you categorize the items that typically show up on a list of popular resolutions? 
  • Do you have any New Year's resolutions? If so, what are they? If not, why not?
  • What are some strategies that you can use to make resolutions stick? Have you had success with these in the past?

Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.

Behind the numbers (Yougov.com):

As the clock struck 12:01 on January 1, many people resolved to make a change in their diet, exercise habits, or personal finances. Others are committed to improving their relationships, spending more time doing what they love, or learning something new.

According to a survey conducted in December 2019, nearly three in 10 (28%) Americans said that they plan to make New Year’s resolutions for 2020.

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About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.