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New Year's Resolutions 'A' To 'Z'

The New Year is upon us. Here are some resolutions you should keep in mind for a fresh start, including enrolling in™ to make sure your credit is on the right track come January 1st.

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B- Be Financially Saavy

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Let's get away from all the excuses we hear from the little voice in our head. 2012 should be the "get down to business" year. Start with little changes like 2 coffees instead of 7 a day. You'd be amazed how much that amounts to in over a year.

D-Designated Driver

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Let's make 2012 the year of the Designated Driver! The time has come to add responsibility to the list of your attributes. So when planning that night out with all those fab party venue stops, plan on having that "designated driver" and add safety as one of your New Year's resolutions.


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Happiness in 2012! Before you can truly be happy you must have an understanding of what happiness is. Is happiness getting that extra large paycheck? Is it tying the knot? Or is really inside ourselves? Perhaps we should spend time in 2012 discovering what happiness means to us.

I-I Love You!

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Pledge to say it a little more often. Those three words make everyone happy!


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Keeping a journal is a personal journey. Try it - what do you possibly have to lose? 2012 should be the year to get out of your comfort zone and move forward. A journal is a great place to start.

M- Money

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Why not make 2012 the year to save money. Just think. Even if you put away $20 or $30 a month that's a couple of hundered dollars a year. Multiply that by 3 years and you can have a few thousand. Now you can think about that vacation you've always wanted.

S - Specifics

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In 2012, make a list of specific things you will do to make life better. And then check them off as you get them done. List them in the order of importance, or perhaps put the easier ones first so you can get them rolling.

X- "E"xpect More

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2012 is the year to expect more. It just seems staying positive always brings good things. So this year will be a year of good health, happiness and success for all of us!


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Indulge yourself. We're working around the clock these days - 24/7. We can't get away from our iPhones, iPads or computers. So commit to putting away the technology for 30 minutes a day and regroup.

Z- Zen

Alejandro Forero Cuervo / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: aforero

Let's make it a ZEN year! Zen helps us see reality as it is and release us from habitual thoughts and patterns. 2012 should be the year to find your true nature and follow your dreams.