According to an end of the year study by the personal finance website, WalletHub, our hometown of Shreveport ranks second - worst - in America at making and keeping New Year's resolutions.

From WalletHub:

It’s easy to make New Year’s resolutions. The hard part is keeping them. But before you blame yourself entirely for your previous lack of success, consider this: Your location may be setting you up for failure.


Estimates of the resolution failure rate are as high as 80 percent and 92 percent, depending on the survey. Regardless of the actual figure, a high number of people will fail at some point in the process and break the usual resolutions, such as “lose weight,” “save more” and “reduce stress.”

From the WalletHub metrics measuring 182 towns and cities across the country, Shreveport came in at 181. Here's the WalletHub bottom five:

178) Detroit, Michigan

179) Fort Smith Arkansas

180) Newark, New Jersey

181) Shreveport, Louisiana

182) Gulfport, Mississippi

And here's the statistical breakdown explaining Shreveport's near bottom finish:

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions in Shreveport (1=Best; 91=Avg.)

  • 171st – % of Obese Adults
  • 135th – Gyms per Capita
  • 108th – Avg. Monthly Fitness-Club Fee
  • 180th – % of Delinquent Debtors
  • 161st – Job Opportunities
  • 180th – Income Growth
  • 164th – Smoking Rate
  • 36th – Binge- & Heavy Drinking

To see the complete WalletHub sory and metric results, Best & Worst Cities For Keeping New tear's resolutions, JUST CLICK HERE!

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