WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Lots of folks are making a resolution this year to save money but a survey from the American Institute of CPAs predicts that about half of them will likely fall short.

Add to those pressures that the median tax bill in Washington is going up about $1,000 -- despite the Fiscal Cliff bill.

Sharon Lechter, a CPA and author of best-seller "Save Wisely, Spend Happily," shares some tools for helping plan.

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