Budgeting and Saving

New Year’s Resolutions: 5 financial goals for a fit new year

You resolve to hit the gym four times a week and cut back on caffeine. You work to advance your career by going after that promotion. Why not commit to increasing your prosperity over the next 12 months? Establishing a plan to maximize your income is just as important as forming a fitness or career plan. So plan to add fiscal goals to your list of New Year’s resolutions.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Budgeting and Saving

Tips on saving money – starting with that annual bonus

Besides being the holiday season, there’s something else that makes this time of year pretty magical: the annual bonus. And whether you’ll be getting one through work soon or you’re looking forward to your tax refund in a few months, it’s likely you’re already thinking of ways to spend that windfall. But what if you saved it instead? Seriously, hear us out. We’ve got a few tips on saving money when you find yourself with a little extra cash – and ways to actually make your money go further – including options you may not have considered.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Budgeting and Saving

Planning your big day? Start with our wedding budget breakdown

Every couple is different and so is every wedding. But the one thing they all (or most) have in common is a budget. Whether it’s $100 or $10,000, modern couples and their families need help organizing their expenses. What essentials should every budget include? We’ll help you think it through, with a handy wedding budget breakdown. Read on, and then download our wedding budget spreadsheet to get started planning the big event.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor

Budgeting and Saving

Top resources for learning how to save more money

Saving is vital to financial health. For example, having an emergency fund is important because you never truly know what expenses may come your way, and saving for purchases instead of financing them can save you a substantial amount of money in interest. And while most people acknowledge the importance of saving, not everyone understands how to best go about it in a successful way.

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Author SAC FCU Managing Editor