FinCap Friday: New Year, New Habits

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A brand NEW year is upon is! But, survey data from back in December of 2020 shows us what Americans want to accomplish in 2021 through New Year’s goals and resolutions. Many want to prioritize their finances in light of the difficult times suffered as a result of covid-19. While it is exciting that so many people want to be more financially savvy in 2021, studies show that people are not very good at sticking to new year’s resolutions. Why is this the case? What are some ways to actually stick to our goals? Find out this, and more in this week’s FinCap Friday: 

If you’re short on time, try our simplified FinCap Friday (No Tech) with the questions embedded right in the slide deck or the EdPuzzle version instead!


Check out all of our FinCap Friday episodes here. They’re not date-dependent so any of the 99+ in our catalog dating back to August 2018 can work throughout the coming year!

About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor’s degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master’s degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!

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