Our Top 3 Financial Tips to Start 2022 off Right!
Have you decided on your New Year Resolutions yet? Consider making 2022 the year to focus on your finances and establish a financial plan that you can follow throughout the year. Here are our top 3 tips on how to make that happen!
1. Decide Your Financial Goals
As we go into the New Year think about your overall goals for the year and the activities you would like to do. Have you been thinking about going on a trip? Buying a home? Or just wanting to build your savings? Decide what it is you would like to accomplish and establish a budget of how much you will have to save each month to see it happen.
2. Pay off Credit Card Debt
Has your debt been weighing you down the past few years? Now is the time to think about paying off that debt and ending the new year financially free. Not only will paying down your credit card debt take a weight off your shoulders, but it will also increase your credit score. This will come in handy when looking to buy a car or other expensive purchase where a credit score can come into play.
3. Start Investing in Your Retirement!
It is never too early to start thinking about your retirement and the sooner you get a jump start on it the better. If your work offers a retirement plan think about increasing your percentage towards retirement. If your work does not provide a retirement plan or if you are self-employed, consider looking into an RA. This may seem stressful or that you will be living off less money, but you’ll thank yourself in the long run.
Remember that these things take time and don’t get discouraged if you do not see results quickly. Financial planning takes time however, in the end, it will all be worth it.