The figures were compiled by price comparison website Gocompare.com from a survey of 3,000 people across the UK.
The traditional resolutions of getting fit and losing weight have been eclipsed by the wide-spread effects of the country’s recession.
The most popular resolutions this year were:
- Sorting out finances and reducing outgoings
- Getting fit and exercising more
- Losing weight
- Changing diet and eating more healthily
- Beginning a new hobby or sport
- Stopping smoking or reducing smoking
- Spending more time with family and friends
- Finding a new job
- Giving up or reducing drinking
According to the survey, finance-related resolutions included paying off debt, saving money in a deposit account, increasing pension payments and investing in the stock market.
John Miles, business development director of Gocompare.com has said: “unlike some of the health and lifestyle resolutions, there are several easy, practical steps people can take to make a real change to their finances in 2012.”
Of the 26 million Britons set to make New Year’s resolutions this year, a staggering 40% of them will have given them up by the end of January. 87% of them will have given up by June.
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