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7 New Year’s resolutions and how to keep them

Stay on track with these helpful products

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by Emma Simon ConsumerAffairs Research Team
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New Year’s Day is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to come up with some resolutions. Everybody starts Jan. 1 with the best intentions, but studies show that most people drop their resolutions by the end of the month. Want to do better? Check out these eight products and tools to help you meet your New Year’s resolutions.

Resolution #1: Eat healthier

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  • Non-restrictive diet plans
  • In-app pedometer and health log

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Eating healthier is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions — of course, it’s also one of the hardest to keep. Maybe you don’t think you have the time or money to maintain a healthy diet, but eating right doesn’t need to be hard when you use the Noom app.

Resolution #2: Pay off debts

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  • Simple and straightforward
  • Includes the 10 most dangerous money myths

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Many people have debt they want to pay off, but it can be difficult to do if you’re living paycheck to paycheck. With smart money management, though, paying off debts is a realistic goal. Money management books and tools like Dave Ramsey’s "The Total Money Makeover" help you discover practical ways to pay off your debt. If you’re searching for debt help, visit our debt relief programs and solutions resource for advice on how to pick the right program.

Resolution #3: Travel more

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Who doesn’t want to travel to beautiful and exotic lands? If your resolutions include traveling more, you need sturdy and reliable luggage. You can fit all your souvenirs in this high-quality carry-on suitcase from Samsonite that comes with multidirectional spinner wheels and a 10-year limited warranty.

Resolution #4: Learn to play an instrument

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  • 1-year warranty

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Learning to play an instrument is a great resolution for many reasons. Practicing serves as a creative outlet, a relaxing pastime or just a cool talking point. You can learn to strum a few chords on the guitar like everyone else, or you could take the path less traveled and learn to play the violin. This starter violin is affordable and made of quality materials.

Resolution #5: Go back to school

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Going back to college or attending college for the first time is daunting, especially if you’re well into your current career. However, getting college credit is easier than ever with accredited online courses and special programs for adult students. Visit our guide to find the best online colleges for a complete list.

Resolution #6: Quit smoking

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  • Multiple flavors
  • Free online resources

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Studies show that the majority of smokers want to quit smoking, and there are products on the market that help assist you in your goal. One of the most popular smoking cessation aids is Nicorette gum, which has an improved flavor.

Resolution #7: Read more books

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  • Leatherbound
  • Contains Twain’s full works

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As you may have heard, readers are leaders. However, Americans read relatively few books every year when compared to residents in many other countries. Reading books is entertaining and education. Start with the great novels of legendary American author Mark Twain — they help provide a better understanding of 19th century American history and give you a barrel full of laughs.

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by Emma Simon ConsumerAffairs Research Team

As a member of the ConsumerAffairs research team, Emma Simon is dedicated to creating accurate and valuable content that helps consumers make difficult decisions.