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5 Tips to Revamp Your Finances in the New Year

  • Start by making a budget. A good monthly budget can help ensure you pay your bills on time, have funds to cover unexpected emergencies and reach your financial goals. Be honest with yourself. When was the last time you reevaluated your financial health and created a budget? Get started. read more

  • Create a financial roadmap. What are your financial goals? Everyone needs to plan for basics like retirement – however far off that may be – but you can also map out your goals. Plan for big purchases like a house or a car and a vacation or education fund. Use this financial calculator to help save for your goals. read more

  • Know what you're saving for. Do you have a dream to be financially independent by a certain age or to start your own business? Get your savings started by putting money away in an Emergency Fund for unexpected events. It can be hard to keep up with the bills at times, but putting money away for a rainy day is important. These 3 tips will help you keep track of your finances so you can reach your financial – and life – goals. read more

  • Get informed about credit. Why does your credit score matter? How can you improve your credit score? Your credit report determines whether you qualify for a loan and the rate at which you are going to pay for that loan. Learn these 9 ways to keep your credit score strong. read more

  • Talk about it. Whether you're single or married and manage the household finances, you need to analyze your spending and saving habits. It's smart to get together at least once a year to hold a family financial meeting to discuss your finances. You can take that time to assess where you are and adjust your financial goals if they have changed. Check out these 6 topics to discuss. read more

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