If your car broke down or you had an unexpected trip to the hospital, would you be able to cover the costs? If you don’t have savings, you could wind up borrowing money at high interest rates, which means you’ll owe even more in the long run. You could end up with credit card debt or loans you cannot easily repay.
It can be difficult to put your money away for an emergency. It can be especially tough if you find yourself living paycheck to paycheck. Our resources offer tips that can help you save for your future. Keep reading below for links to resources on savings plans, planning your bills, automatic deposits, tax time tips, teaching your kids to save, and our retirement calculator.
If you really want to grow your savings, you should make a plan to save. These tools can help.
One of the easiest ways to help you save is to set up an automatic deposit from your paycheck to your savings account.
Here are two ways to do that:
If you receive a tax refund, use it to kick-start your savings habit.
Set your kids up financially by teaching them about money and savings.
Once you’ve built up your savings habit, here are some ways to start making a plan for retirement.
This article by was distributed by the Personal Finance Syndication Network.