Debt Diet Part 4: Respect your money

The way you treat your money and your budget, experts say, can play a big role in being fiscally sound. Especially when you're on a "Debt Diet" and trying to not exceed your financial calories this weekend.

Where you balance your checkbook and keep your cash can help you stick to your Debt Diet and help ensure you don't ring in the new year with a financial hangover.

Here are a few ways to make sure you're making the most of your money. And able to stick to your "Diet" this weekend.