Our financial lives can get complicated quickly. It’s easy to lose track of spending and savings. But if you take the time to nurture good financial habits and follow the FDIC website suggestions from their award-winning Money Smart program, these and other important aspects of your financial health will be “built-in.”
Here are the 5 good money habits everyone should work to develop:
- Keeping a Budget. Making even a simple budget doesn’t have to be difficult when you have access to past bank statements as a guide. Monthly expenses are easy but don’t forget those surprise, once-a-year expenses like insurance payments that draft annually or every six months. You’ll find a budget is one of the most effective money management tools, and it’s free!
- Automate Savings. You’re more likely to do something if it’s easy. That’s just human nature. So automate your savings. First, if your employer offers a ...