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Financial Literacy Month


January is Financial Literacy month, and this is a good time to familiarize yourself with successful money management.  Are you a natural saver?  Or do you tend to live month to month?

Knowing your tendencies and tracking your habits is a good place to start, then you can assess your strengths and weakness and establish a budget and a plan.  Check your credit report regularly and evaluate how much debt you have in order to create a suitable and sustainable payoff plan.  It’s a good idea to consider needs versus wants to keep you focused on the things that matter most.  Set smart goals to pay off debt and then think about your savings.  An emergency savings account will help when unexpected expenses come up, but a retirement savings plan should be a non-negotiable part of your portfolio.  Make small changes to get started and make a commitment to make intelligent financial choices!