If you have always desired a budget, but feel like the creation and upkeep of one would be too much effort, there might be a better way. As a FORUM member, you have access to FORUM’s free online banking program, CU Online.
It’s time to make the most of your 401(k). You’ve probably heard these tips before, but sometimes it’s good to have a mental refresher to put these tips into practice!
Do you need to increase your cash flow to make your monthly budget work? Almost everyone could use a few more dollars each month. There are ways to give yourself a raise even if you don’t get one from your work.
Budgeting is certainly a lifestyle change and if your New Year’s resolution was to live by a budget, you could be experiencing burnout by now. Lifestyle changes are difficult, however there are ways to beat budget burnout and stay on track financially.
If you want 2017 to better financially than 2016 you really need to have a plan. It doesn’t have to be complicated, sometimes a simple plan works the best. A plan based on foundational aspects of money management can actually be easy to follow and requires only 6 steps.
The holidays are in full swing now and for many work and family life are transitioning to holiday mode as well. For your finances you can’t really take a break if you want to be financially successful. Now is a critical time to stay focused and not make financial mistakes that can start your 2017 off in a financial crunch.
If you have a desire to make 2017 better financially than 2016, a great place to start is to review what is working and not working in 2016. This will help you be more successful in 2017, especially if you had a few hiccups financially that proved challenging to overcome.
While you may not be ready to begin saving money during the holidays, the New Year is a great time to start once the hustle and bustle is over! To have the greatest success, it’s important to set practical goals you can achieve. FORUM can help you do this with our 52 Week Money Challenge. With this plan, you can save money incrementally throughout the year.