Three Realistic Financial Resolutions for 2013

New Year's Resolutions: they're the often lofty goals we set for ourselves after ringing in the New Year – sometimes we stick to them; sometimes they fall to the wayside. From working out to dieting and promising ourselves we'll do better next year, we all have a failed resolution or two in our past.

When it comes to your own finances however, failure to change can dramatically impact your overall life, leaving little room for you to actually make those other resolutions that are important to you.

We all know it's difficult to commit to change at times, but not every New Year's resolution has to be out of your reach. Here are three simple and realistic financial resolutions you can commit to – and stick to – this year:

  1. Make the Switch – Making the switch to managing your accounts online gives you access to paperless statements, online billing, and easy accessibility in a secure online environment 24/7/365. Take advantage of having all of your banking needs in one, easy-to-use online location. Make the resolution to switch to online banking and it could all be at your fingertips!
  2. Bank Mobile – Whether you received a new smart phone for Christmas or just frequently find yourself on the go and away from your desktop when you need to take a look at your account, banking mobile allows you to find the information you need quickly and easily. Simplify your life and resolve to utilize that smart phone for something other than just games in the New Year!
  3. Transfer Automatically – Looking to increase your savings as a New Year's resolution? It's easy with online banking! Many online services allow you to schedule automatic fund transfers between accounts. So whether it's on a weekly or monthly basis, you can easily commit to steadily increasing your savings for when you really need it, from a rainy day to an unforeseen emergency.

Simplify, simplify, simplify. When the new year arrives, commit to these three realistic financial resolutions with confidence knowing that you can achieve them while making your life that much easier!

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