Aussies pledge to save more in 2013

Australians are taking steps to take control of their finances. Cutting back on ‘wants’, shrinking the mortgage and spending money wisely are the top 3 financial pledges made by the public on ASIC’s MoneySmart Facebook page.

ASIC’s MoneySmart website is asking Australians to kick start the year by making a MoneySmart pledge for 2013. Australians have posted their pledge on MoneySmart’s Facebook page (MoneySmartAu) by completing the sentence ‘This year I will …’

“The key to a good pledge is to make it specific and share it with others. The most common financial pledges are: starting a savings plan with a specific goal, reducing debts such as paying off the credit card, investing, starting my own business and reducing car costs.”

Source: ASIC