Question of the Day: What is the most popular New Year's resolution for 2019?

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Jan 06, 2019
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Question of the Day, Savings, Behavioral Finance

Answer: Exercise more

Here are the top five:

Questions:

  • Do you think that making New Year's resolutions are a good idea? Explain. 
  • 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 (from the Denver Channel): 

In 2019, about 38 percent plan to make this [exercise more] their No. 1 resolution — down from 41 percent in 2018. More people are going to focus on saving money: 37 percent are making this their resolution, up 6 percent from 2018. Others will resolve to make new friends (11 percent), get a new job or hobby (12 percent) and find love (7 percent). And a lot more folks are resolving to travel: 24 percent, according to Offers.com. That's more than the 18 percent who put it as a priority at the beginning of last year.

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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.