Sixty percent of Americans surveyed by TD Ameritrade said their No. 1 resolution for 2009 was saving more money, not losing weight or eating better. Forty-three percent said there are more likely to have personal finance-related resolutions for 2009 than they were two years ago.
Nearly all, 92%, of the respondents felt confident that they could manage their money responsibly, though more than half are interested in learning more about personal finance in order to do a better job of it. Just over 50% said that managing their finances is harder than it used to be.