Question of the Day; Can you name three of the most popular New Year's resolution for 2021?

Jan 03, 2021
Current Events, Question of the Day



  • 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?

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Behind the numbers (

As 2020 draws to a close, many people are all too happy to bid the year farewell and set their goals for what will hopefully be a less tumultuous year...There are some slight generational differences when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Millennials (38%) are more likely than Gen X’ers (29%) or Baby Boomers (24%) to make resolutions in the first place. Among Millennials who intend to make resolutions, the most common one is saving more money (55%).


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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.