Did you make any New Year’s financial resolutions? According to Bankrate.com, the top financial resolutions are to stay current on living expenses,to pay down debt and to save money. By first month, 30 percent of us have given up on these resolutions. Don’t worry. Elisabeth Leamy, from ABC News, shares 50 excellent strategies to keep your money resolutions. Instead of focusing on small stuff such as packing for lunch or skipping Starbucks coffee, she encourages people to save big–at least $1000–by control the top five costs: Housing, Cars, Credit, Groceries and Health Care. By applying some of the 50 strategies to save at least $1,000 on these top five costs, you are in much better shape to keep your money resolutions for the year.