3 Financial New Year's Resolutions That Aren't So Hard to Achieve

TheStreet put together a few financial related New Year's resolutions that you can actually stick to in 2017.
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With a new year come new goals and resolutions. TheStreet has put together a few financial related New Year's resolutions that you can actually stick to in 2017. First, pay yourself first. A good rule of thumb is to save 10% of your income. You can have your bank transfer a certain amount of money from your checking account and into a savings account each month. This way, the savings happens automatically. Next, it's time to tackle your holiday credit card debt. Unless you pay the balance in full, you're going to start paying interest. If you can't afford to pay the entire balance, at least pay something more than the minimum payment -- even $10 or $20 more. Finally, think of ways to earn some extra cash: Ask for a raise, sell some old electronics or even get a weekend gig.