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Involving others in your 2008 goal-setting can boost your odds of success.

At this time last year, Patrick faced more than $66,000 of debt in credit cards, student loans and more. He resolved to shrink his debt by $10,000 in one year. And at the end of November 2007, he had achieved nearly double his goal, paying $18,706 toward his debt.

Patrick's strategy? Blogging. In declaring his goal to the world, Patrick was able to keep his word -- and exceed his intentions.

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Erin Burt
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