We tend to associate spring with cleaning out our closets, scrubbing our floors and repairing any damage our homes incurred during the winter. But the season for renewal can also be the perfect time to get our financial house in order. Here are 11 ways to spring clean your finances.
When it comes to buying a new or used vehicle, there are more financing options available today than ever before, due mainly to the power of the Internet. Not only can you compare the prices of vehicles online, you can also use the Internet to research financing. Invest a bit of time to ensure you get the best value for your hard-earned dollars without rushing into a decision.
Creating a budget is the easiest way to set yourself up for financial success. Follow these 10 steps to regain control over your personal finances and start saving for the future.
Some people are just more careful than others. They always lock their cars, they look both ways before crossing the street and they don’t open emails from unknown senders. If you’re one of them, and you have reason to be concerned about identity theft, the U.S. government offers a powerful tool to help keep you safe: You can lock your Social Security number.
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The sooner you start investing, the sooner your money can begin working for you. With the proliferation of employer-sponsored retirement plans and discount brokerages, you don't need tens of thousands of dollars to get in the investing game. A variety of investment opportunities exist if you're able to set aside even $50 a month.
Start With Self-Assessment
Budgeting doesn't have to be hard. You don't even need to be tied down to the idea of "making a budget". Saving money can be as simple as making a few small changes at home. The infographic above shows you easy, convenient ways to save up to $8,800 a year, without ever feeling the pinch of a restrictive budget.