Resolutions relating to improving personal finances in the New Year will likely hold steady year-over-year, according to an unscientific survey., a Web site geared at an audience focused on a wide range of personal and professional goals, based its predictions on 2006's goal-setting activity for the third quarter. According to a random sample of goals set at the site, about 15 percent of resolutions set at the site will be to improve personal finances in 2007. Topping the categories was, “Health & Fitness,” garnering 31 percent of submitted resolutions (down 4 percent from a year ago), while votes for “Personal Growth & Interests” resolutions finished tied for second place, also garnering 15 percent of the vote (up 5 percent from a year ago).

"To Pay Off My Debt" is the No. 3 most overall popular resolution people set at the Web site, and garnering about 26 percent of resolutions selected in the category. Other top finance-related resolutions included:

  • Income (17 percent);
  • Save money/prepare for retirement (11 percent);
  • Wealth (8 percent);
  • Investing (6 percent); and,
  • Creating a budget (4 percent).

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