Financial Health

WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR FINANCIAL HEALTH

One of the first steps to preparing for homeownership is getting financially fit. Follow the steps below to start building your financial health. Reach out below if you’d like to speak to a local advisor about other ways you can prepare for homeownership.

Pay Bills on Time

Knowing when your bills are due and paying them on time can help your credit score and give you access to lower interest credit in the future. This is especially important when considering larger purchases, like a home or car.

Pay Off Debt

Paying off debt allows you to not only save more money on interest and fees, but can also help your credit score if done correctly.

Build Your Savings

An emergency savings fund helps you prepare for the future without unnecessary worry about unexpected expenses. Without savings, a large expense could set you back or even turn into debt.

Set Financial Goals

Whether your goals include building an emergency fund, buying a home or paying off debt, setting a specific, measurable, and achievable goal will help keep you focused and help to improve your overall financial health.

Check Your Credit

A financial check-up is as important as a physical. An annual check of your credit report, can help you identify problems, track progress, and outline steps to help you achieve your financial goals.

Create a Budget

Creating a budget is an important part of your financial health. When you spend money more thoughtfully, you increase your chances of putting money in savings and establishing short and long-term financial goals.

Save for Retirement

Saving for retirement is one of the most important financial goals. From a 401(k) to an IRA, take advantage of saving for your future today.

Build Equity

Building equity in your home is one of the biggest benefits to becoming a home owner. Home equity helps you establish financial freedom.

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