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You’ve set your goals for the new year and your engines are fired up and ready to go! This year you will finally achieve your new year’s resolutions! After all, it’s a “new year and a new you,” right?! If you sense a little hesitation in your enthusiasm because you’ve had trouble sticking to your resolutions in years past, then keep reading. Would you believe us if we told you there’s probably an “app for that”? In addition to eating your black-eyed peas and greens for good luck on New Year’s Day, download these apps to help guide you through the year so you can tackle your new year’s resolutions.

Lose Weight

One of the most common and popular resolutions, to lose weight, can start to feel mundane every year when you try and try again. Here’s a tip: set your goal to lose weight for a specific reason, for example, “I want to lose weight to fit into my favorite pair of jeans.” Next, send in reinforcements using apps to help keep you motivated. If your goal is to run more, the Zombies, Run app can help you start off on the right foot with a game that encourages you to run at different speeds during various increments. Set your mission and let the zombies chase you! However, if the horror in running isn’t your thing, don’t worry! MyFitnessPal, Map My Run, or Nike+ Training Club are all FREE and can help you by tracking your workouts and diet.

Improve overall health

Whether you want to improve your diet, exercise routine, or both, the key to getting healthy is creating healthy habits. This is where the app Productive comes in! With Productive, you can customize a list of healthy habits you want to start, whether it’s hitting the gym three days a week, drinking more water, or going to bed earlier. Set reminders for yourself and keep track of the habits you complete. Productive keeps track of your good habit streaks, and maintaining these streaks get addictive!

Save More Money

Although paying off your debt and saving more than you spend may sound simple enough, in order to be successful you have to track what’s going in and out of your bank account. Stay on budget by plugging in your basic information into a budgeting app, like Mint. It’ll hold you “accountable” for all of your spendings and let you know how much you’re saving.

Get a Better Job

Do what you LOVE. Life is short, create your own path! Apps like LinkedIn let you see, apply and connect to employers and colleagues. Need to polish that resume first? Depending on weather you have an iPhone or an Android, there are different apps such as Resume Star online and My Resume Builder to help you update your resume. You can also apply to jobs through the Monster jobs app.

Get on schedule

Called a “must-have app” by the Today Show, Cozi is the perfect app for keeping your entire family organized. A color-coded calendar allows you to schedule everyone’s day-to-day activities, and you can even set reminders and send out agendas to keep everyone in the loop. Cozi also has shopping lists and to-do lists, and everyone in your family with the app can add to it, anytime and anywhere! Getting your personal schedule back on track is one thing. Getting your entire family back on track is another. Cozi makes this task much, much easier.

Some people aren’t naturally gifted at managing their time. If you’re one of them, then the Alarmed app is for you. With pop-up reminders and 120 alarms you can’t ignore, there’s no way you’ll forget an important event or task. The Nag-Me feature even creates auto-repeating reminders that will keep going until you check the item off your to-do list. If you need a little tough love in the scheduling department, this app is essential.

Quit one bad habit

Bad habits are hard to quit, but not impossible to break. If you’ve ever tried quitting smoking, drinking less, or nail-biting, but haven’t had any success, then maybe it’s time to get an app for that! Instead, try getting addicted to the app HabitBull and start making it your “habit.” It’s a tool that motivates you to set and smash through your goals! Get back on track with positive habits like fitness, meditation, or reading. Keep track of your success in the palm of your hand. We dare you to try it! Let us know your thoughts in our comments section!

Make sure your auto insurance payments and coverage are current

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