6 Financial Actions For Shaping Your Economic Future

Save for the future so that you can feel more secure about your now.

“Put your money to work for you,” or so the saying goes. The best way to starve away financial issues is to make your money work for you and not against you. This means clearing away the interest-bearing debt. This also means squirreling away funds in high yield saving accounts and contributing to a 401(k), which will help to shape your financial future.

Look for new ways to invest your funds, purge your debt, and increase your balance. The desire to snap up luxury purchases or squander fresh paychecks must be stifled for the better good. Read on to learn some basic tips for transforming your financial condition:

Budget: Developing a budget may sound like an obvious tip, but most people don’t do this. If you need some digital assistance, try using Mint, PocketGuard Budget, and some of the other celebrated budget apps.

Track Your Spending: If you’re having trouble committing to a budget, commit to tracking your spending. You can protect yourself from debt if you actively engage in money management. Download BillGuard, Dollarbird, Fudget, and one of the other many other apps that will allow you to categorize transactions or set financial goals.

Save for Retirement: We know that securing a 401(k) retirement plan is an important part of saving for the future. Pro tip: if you save between at least 12 percent to 15 percent of your salary this will maximize your fund building, particularly if your employer matches your contribution.

Dissolve Debt: If you’re overwhelmed with your debt obligation, there are some ways you can attempt to tackle that debt. Among the many options, you can refinance your mortgage, student loans, credit card, or your car loans.

Research High Yield Savings Accounts and CDs: If you’re interested in low risk and “high” return options, savings and CDs (certificates of deposit) may be the choice option. Look into opening accounts at Goldman Sachs Bank, Synchrony, Barclays, Ally, Discover Bank, Alliant Credit Union, Bank5 Connect, or Capital One.

Build An Emergency Fund: Setting monthly goals and cutting back on costs are just two ways to start an emergency fund. You have to put away enough money to keep you afloat for six months if you had no other income. Living expenses can be pricey, particularly in you live in a large city. This means putting aside at least $6,000. You can do this by putting away change and setting monthly goals.

Each of the offered efforts can be applied toward saving for future events or life changes.

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