You're doomed if you think those grandiose "I'll never waste money or buy anything on impulse again" resolutions are going to stick. They'll be gone before the leftover spinach dip if you don't whittle them down to size.
Try taking baby steps instead. If you want to change big behaviors, you have to break them down into smaller, more measurable ones. That's how you'll fix your finances in 2008.
Here are some starter moves. You can do many of them in just a few minutes. Added up, they'll have you sitting pretty when you pop the cork on next year's bottle of bubbly.