Well, not really. I actually loathe new year's resolutions because they're usually very temporary. But a new year is a great time for reflection and adjustment, for updating goals and tweaking old behaviors.
So here's where I'm headed in '09:
I started 08 with nearly $8,000 in credit card debt (shudder) which I vowed to eliminate. I didn't quite get there, but I did cut it in half. Priority #1 is to finish the job.
I also need to find new souces of income. The economy did away with two very steady freelance gigs. The good news: it was freelance so I didn't rely on the money to live; the bad is that was how I paid down so much debt.
I'm reading "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", and it's changed my focus in at least two areas. Saving cash for a hous purchase is less of a priority, while investing in assets that produce income, like dividend-paying stocks is high on the list. (BTW, if you haven't already, resolve to read Rich Dad.)
Those are my financial non-resolutions for '09. Share your money goals for the new year in the comments section.