Finder survey reveals top New Year's resolutions for 2021

2021 goals: Losing weight is top of the list of New Year's resolutions.
2021 goals: Losing weight is top of the list of New Year's resolutions.

Losing weight, eating better and saving money have topped the list of New Year's resolutions for Australians this year.

A new national survey of more than 1000 people by Finder revealed 83 per cent of respondents set a New Year's resolution for 2021.

Of those, more than half wanted to improve their fitness and lose weight, while more than one in three people, or 38 per cent, vowed to eat better.

Finances were also on people's minds, with 42 per cent of those surveyed wanting to save more money or reduce their spending in 2021, while 14 per cent want to tackle their debts, rising to 21 per cent amongst millennials.

Finder's personal finance specialist Taylor Blackburn said while most people ditched their resolutions early because they hadn't created a plan, setting clear goals and a timeline could help turn resolutions into actions.

"Creating unrealistic expectations is setting yourself up for failure - make small changes to your daily habits instead," he said.

"For those hoping to sort out their money situation next year, there are a number of online tools that can help."

He said the Finder app was a free tool that tracked your credit score and showed you where you could get a better deal.

"Connecting your accounts is a good first step towards better money management in 2021," he said.

Top New Year's resolutions for 2021

Improve fitness/lose weight - 51 per cent

Save more money/spend less - 42 per cent

Eat better - 38 per cent

Travel/travel more - 20 per cent

Get out of debt - 14 per cent

Sleep more - 13 per cent

Work less/have a work/life balance - 11 per cent

Volunteer - 8 per cent

Find love - 8 per cent

Quit/reduce smoking - 5 per cent

Quit/reduce drinking - 4 per cent

Take more risks - 3 per cent

Other - 3 per cent

Source: Finder December survey, 2020

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