The Real Cost of Keeping New Year's Resolutions

By Yvette Romero and MaryAnn Busso - 2011-12-22T19:20:53Z

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I Will Get a New Job

Unemployment hovers around 9 percent. Among those employed, most aim to stay put in 2012, says DeVoll.

$1,499: Work with a job counselor for 12 phone sessions, 1 hour apiece -- CTR Career Coaching, Mary Ann Durkin-Cordiano
$1,045: Get spiffy. One custom suit, two shirts, two ties, two pocket squares -- Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors
$2,500: Initial cost to set up a website to showcase your talents -- Balta Design, Dan Halt
$10: Domain name registration for your site, average annual charge
$144: Web hosting for your site, at an average price of $12 a month
$600: Work with a life coach, three hours a month, for two months -- Annette Giarrante

Tally: $5,798