The benefit of 2020 will soon be starting and what better time to take control of your finances than at the turn of a new decade. Easier said than done, right? Everybody wants to have more money in their savings account, but knowing where to start in the infinite world of finance can be daunting. To help get you started, we’ve identified 5 trends and strategies that will help you dive in.
- Identify Your Goals. You can’t reach your goals if you don’t know what they are. Take some time to think about which goals are most important to you. It might be taking that trip to Disney, paying off credit card debt, buying your dream home or making sure you’re saving enough for retirement.
- Create A Budget and Plan. Knowing how much you are spending is important so you can reach your other financial goals. Trimming the budget here and there can help you pay off debt quicker, establish your emergency fund and in turn help create wealth.
- Protect Your Dreams. No matter your financial goals, make sure setting aside funds in case of an emergency. Life is messy, and there a lot of unexpected things that could derail those goals (i.e. losing a job, getting injured, car breaks down and you suddenly need to buy a new one.)
- Save For The Future. Even as you work to hit your financial goals, don’t forget about the big things you want someday, like retirement or a new house.
- Enjoy Today. While you create a budget, starts paying down debt, planning for the things that can go wrong and saving for your future, allow yourself to enjoy the things that matter to you today.
If you’re looking for a credit counsellor in Toronto, get a quick assessment with us today or call us at 416.900.2324. We will help you develop a plan, reduce your interest costs and get out of debt over time.