Twitter and Facebook Poll: What Financial Changes Do you Want to Make in 2011?

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Posted on 01/07/2011

The beginning of a new year is a great time to make a fresh start. And according to our latest Facebook and Twitter poll, plenty of you are ready to make some changes when it comes to your finances. Here’s what you said when we asked: What financial changes do you want to make in 2011?


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Facebook

Maria Jose Jacobs: I cut my cell plan in half. I have Verizon and no longer have the Internet or email on it

Toni Clark: Well the financial change I need to make is to start cooking again. We have been so busy that we have been eating out a lot and that is very costly.

Emily Kosa: Don't spend money I don't have! :)

Carla Kreegar: I'm not going to put anything on "store" credit cards. I have paid them off and there is no use using them. I still have a MasterCard, but want to save it for major purchases or, God forbid, an emergency. Also want to save more money, I'm taking this 2% that we are getting back on our payroll into a new savings account for home renovations projects, etc.

Marisa Ramos: Look to what I have before spending money. I have a pantry and freezer full of food, so I'm seeing how long I can go before buying any staples. I do have to get creative, but that's money sitting in my cupboard.

Dick Harp: We have counseled people on financial planning and the VERY FIRST thing you must do is make a detailed budget and monitor it at least weekly, also pay cash for everything and that will help a lot. If you don't have the cash don't spend it.


Twitter

@MikeKuech: We're going to save for retirement & spend more to eat better (organic foods).

@TrrfcEntrtnmnt: I Have Decided To Spend More And Enjoy Life!!

@alphaconsmer: We are no longer drinking on Tuesdays which means cutting 1/7 of our alcohol budget! We plan to go up from there.

@Sustainlifeblog: going to pay off car + acquire no new debt.

@MattJabs: Changes? Yeah, plenty here. Traded in full-time job for building and strengthening new and existing diverse income streams.


By Alison Storm


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