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Saving Money Is Top Financial Resolution

Svetlana Kuznetsova/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Three weeks is all you have left to make your financial resolutions for 2014. Get started.

Not as easy as it sounds, huh?  Actually, GoBankingRates.com has already surveyed more than 1,700 people about their financial goals for next year. Just under four in 10 participants said saving money was their top resolution.

Coming in second place was paying down debt at 29 percent, followed by investing at 12 percent while 11 percent say their number one financial goal in 2014 is asking for a raise.

When GoBankingRates.com broke down resolutions by men and women, there was a clear gender divide. Forty-three percent of women put saving money at the top of their list compared to 35 percent of men.

Meanwhile, more men than women chose investing and getting a raise as their number one goal.

However, the gender gap was almost negligible when it came to the last choice “build an emergency fund.”

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