Washington, DC - What’s worse than losing all the photos and important files on your computer? Knowing you could have prevented it.

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, advises consumers that a wise resolution for the New Year is to back up your digital life.

Maybe you just got a new computer over the holidays, or you’re seeing how long your old one will last. Either way, commit to back up the files on your computer at least once a week. It’s a new year’s resolution that can save you time and money in 2015.

For more information, watch the FTC’s video Back It Up: Don't Lose Your Digital Life.