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New Years resolutions and the fiscal cliff

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The struggle to reach a deal to avoid automatic tax increases for every American has folks paying more attention to their finances in 2013.

The new year is a sign of new beginnings and positive lifestyle changes. A popular resolution has been to lose weight, but now it seems more people are focused on tightening their budget.

What are some resolutions made by South Georgians?

"To kind of stop spending money and be more conservative," said Albany resident Kelvin Hall.

Montrell Seay, makes new years resolutions every year. He says talk of the fiscal cliff and economic uncertainty is having an impact on the commitment he'll make to himself.

"Yes, the fiscal cliff situation is certainly having a lot of people worried and anytime or anyway you can save a couple of pennies, it certainly helps out at the end of the year," said Albany resident Montrell Seay.

The House and Senate have been negotiating on spending cuts and tax hikes. And the blame game on Capitol Hill leaves some like Seay uneasy. Now he's focusing on ways to make sure his goal becomes an achievement.

"I try not to shop so much during the year," said Seay. "I try to really only come out during the big Christmas days or black Friday and things of that nature. And I try to sort of stash the Christmas gifts early so that way I only spend so much money throughout the year."

A plan to make sure this new years resolution is not broken, during a time when many feel helpless about the country's economy.

When the clock strikes 2013, taxes go up for all Americans if lawmakers can't agree on a deal.

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