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A New Year’s resolution you’ll actually keep

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I don't know about you, but I personally am not a fan of New Year's resolutions. I find that I start off every year excited about my pledge to lead a healthier lifestyle-promises like eating better, exercising regularly and getting more sleep. But then by March, when that gym membership or "healthy eating" regimen hasn't gone according to plan, I feel guilty for not following through on what I promised. That's not a great feeling. The problem is that most resolutions set us up for failure by demanding too big a change in our routine to keep. Fortunately, resolutions to get financially fit for your retirement are easier to keep than heading to the gym at 5 a.m., thanks to a few simple habits that fit easily into your current routine. Here are six steps you can take today to start 2017 off on the right foot and become a more confident retirement saver:

1. Start early

even just a little bit

2. Don't forget to stretch

company match

3. Pace yourself

4. Monitor your progress

can like an IRA

5. Know your strengths

target date fund

6. Keep your eye on the ball

like CoRI Anne Ackerley is the Head of BlackRock's U.S. & Canada Defined Contribution ( USDC ) Group and a regular contributor to The Blog .

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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