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In today’s day and age, students in the Hudson Valley and schools across America are lacking the tools, knowledge, and education when it comes to the subjects of personal finance and banking.
What is your net worth? Well, before we can wrap our heads around our own financial status, it’s important to understand what is net worth? Net worth is one of the more general indicators of one’s financial status. When you understand the relationship between your incoming and outgoing funds, you can have better insight into each of your financial goals that knowledge can bring more awareness when you make financial choices in the future.
If saving more money in the New Year is on your resolutions list, you are not alone. Truth be told, even if savings hasn’t always been your thing or is something you find you struggle with, the New Year is an opportunity to adopt new financial health habits. Here are some effective ways to get started!
Are you interested in buying a home in the coming months? Check out our latest blog post for some great Fall homebuying tips!
It can be overwhelming to think about buying a new car. How much can I afford? How long do I want to have a car loan? Am I getting a good deal at the dealership? These are all good questions. What if we told you that there are ways to help yourself feel better about your dealership experience?
For new professionals beginning a career in their early 20’s retirement can seem light years away. I certainly felt this way in my early 20’s, and to some extent still feel in my mid 30’s. The reality is retirement is not that far away. The longer millennials wait to start saving, the more difficult achieving retirement goals will be. For a long time the combination of Social Security and in most cases a pension ensured a semi comfortable retirement. Adding a 401k and/or IRA to the mix was just icing on the cake. For most job families pensions are a thing of the past, and social security is a big question mark. This leaves personal retirement savings as the most reliable way for millennials to achieve their retirement goals. So why is it so important to start early?
Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday.
That screaming you hear may just be coming from your wallet after what is traditionally the biggest shopping period of the year. While it certainly does make you feel good to get the perfect gifts for those you love during the holidays, it’s important that you manage your debt this time of year so that you don’t experience the post-holiday shopping blues.
What’s your spending preference, cash or debit card? There are positives to using both:
With a debit card, there is the convenience of having transaction records that are tied to your checking account. Your bank can provide these to you through electronic statements (estatements) paper statements, or online banking. (Find information on our services here: online banking). You can always make mental notes who and where you pay with cash or maintain your own transaction records, but your bank will only have record of your initial cash withdrawal. For those who like to have electronic history of their purchases without the hassle of balancing a checkbook, debit cards can be the way to go. It’s also worth noting that debit cards are essential for online purchases, such as booking a flight or hotel reservation. Furthermore, debit cards give spenders the purchasing ability without carrying around cash or change, which can be bulky in a wallet. Some spenders prefer to never visit the ATM and use their debit card for nearly all purchases.
Teaching our children how to budget money today is very different than it was 30 years ago. When I was little, my mom put cash on the kitchen table and separated it into simplified piles: one pile for the house payment, one for the electric and cable bills, one for food, one to save, and then one final pile for what was leftover. This would be the pile we could use for a special activity like going to the movies or maybe a new pair of sneakers we wanted. It was easy to see and understand. We were always told cash was king!
Everyone struggles with saving money and budgeting to their lifestyles. It is important to know that anyone can successfully get back on track and become financially stable. This may not come easy to some, but there are several tips and tricks you can utilize that will help you start saving money today!
First I would like to start by discussing some of the basics that some of us are already aware of, or have heard before. These are essential to understanding your personal finances.