3 money resolutions for 2016 — and how to keep them

By Liz Weston

Most people who make financial resolutions want to save more, according to surveys by Fidelity Investments and others. But with any kind of New Year’s resolution, the failure rate is high. The more you have to use your willpower, the more likely you are to revert to your old bad habits after a few weeks.

So how can you stick to your vows to save? By making just three decisions, and putting automatic systems in place so that no further effort is required.

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This article originally published December 18th, 2015 on CBS Moneywatch.