The Start of New Year Brings New Resolutions and Changes

  
     
With the ball set to drop and ring in the New Year, many Americans will be planning out their New Year's resolutions.
December 29, 2017

With the ball set to drop and ring in the New Year, many Americans will be planning out their New Year's resolutions. Setting a New Year's resolution is easy, but sticking to it is the hard part. 

Many people want to take control of their finances in 2018, with about 80 percent looking to make changes.  

Save more each month (40 percent), pay off credit card debt (32 percent), reduce spending (31 percent), save more for retirement (27 percent) and building an emergency fund (21 percent) round out the top five financial New Year's resolutions for 2018.

If you choose to budget using a smartphone app, beware. Scammers love to impersonate apps to steal your information and your money. 

ABC 30 reporter Amanda Venegas reached out to your BBB for tips on how to manage your money in the New Year, and scams to watch out for. 

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