EXTENSION CONNECTION: Save money with the 52-week challenge

Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 01:28 PM.

Saving money is a priority for 2013, Americans have indicated.

Fifty-two percent of survey respondents list “saving more” as their top financial resolution, according to a Fidelity Investments survey, as reported by Yahoo’s Money Talks News.

However, financial resolutions are harder to keep than other New Year's resolutions, survey respondents said. Less than half of respondents accomplished 80 percent of their financial goals for 2012.

If putting more money in the bank is a top priority for you, these seven tips will help you get started:

•Set goals

•Break down your goals into easy steps

•Make savings automatic

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