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Best Apps for New Year’s Resolutions

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many people have already forgotten or given up on their New Year’s resolutions. In fact, a study from the University of Scranton found that while 45 percent of Americans make resolutions, only 8 percent actually keep them. Have you already given up on yours or have you made it thus far? Whether you are getting back on track or trying to stay the course, these apps can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions:

For Fitness Goals

MyFitnessPal: Not only does MyFitnessPal track your workouts, but it also allows you to log your calories. It’s easy to let the pounds sneak up on you when you aren’t paying attention, but this app will hold you accountable.

FitStar: FitStar aims to inspire you to get moving by providing convenient workouts that you can do anywhere (no equipment necessary). Take the initial test that gauges your fitness level and then be ready for a workout designed to challenge you.

Charity Miles: Get a workout in and earn money for your favorite charities at the same time with this app. It may only be a few cents, but the more people who use the app, the more quickly the money adds up.

For Managing Money

Mint: Manage your budget and personal finance with this free app. Mint pulls all of your finances into one place, making it easy for you to create a budget and track your spending.

Acorns: Investing can be complicated, but Acorns makes it easy. All you have to do is connect your debit or credit cards (along with a checking account) and this app will round up your transactions to the nearest dollar. The difference is then invested into a diversified portfolio.

BillGuard: Not only does BillGuard help you understand your spending habits, but this app also protects you from fraud and unauthorized transactions.

For Better Health

Pacifica: Manage your stress and anxiety with Pacifica. Pacifica tracks your mood and helps you recognize your distorted thought patterns that tend to cause anxiety. This app also provides relaxation techniques with mindful meditation and muscle relaxation.

Moodnotes: Moodnotes is similar to Pacifica, but this app is more focused on journaling. By writing down your thoughts, you can see negative thinking patterns and learn to increase your happiness and wellbeing.

HealthyOut: Many Americans eat unhealthy fast food when we want something in a hurry, but HealthyOut can help you make better choices when it comes to restaurants and fast food joints.

For All Kinds of Resolutions

StickK: With the StickK app, you have to put your money where your mouth is. The app makes you raise the stakes of your goals by putting your reputation or money (or both) on the line. When you don’t stick with your goals, the site tells your friends and family or takes your money.

Goal Tracker and Habit List: This app uses graphs and calendars for you to see your progress and is known for being easy to use. Everyone needs a reminder to stay on track and this tracking app is easily customizable.

21habit: Science says that it takes 21 days for a habit to stick (or break). 21habit uses this philosophy to help you stick with your resolutions by having users invest $21 towards a 21-day challenge. Each day you meet your goal, you get a dollar back, while days where you fail will result in a dollar donation to a charity.

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