Savings Tips

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Money Saving

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How to start Saving?

1. Set up a savings account. It is important to identify savings as such. Separate the money  you use for daily expenses and bills from the money that you intend to save.  

 2. Try starting with a $25/month automatic withdrawal. If $25 is too much, try starting with $10 per pay period.

How you can learn to save money?

1. Be aware of your exact monthly income. 

2. Keep a record of all of your expenses. 

3. Keep a record of payment due dates. 

4. Subtract your expenses from your income. Remaining income can be allocated to savings. 

5. Make  a budget. 

6. Plan on saving. 

7. Take action and watch your saving add up.

How you can save money with very little income

1. Identify your debt, work on paying it off. 

2. Eliminate your unnecessary expenses 

3. Take advantage of credit card rewards points, 401K employer contribution matching 

4. Stick to your budget.

Are you you ready?

Credit

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What is credit?

Credit is the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future.

What is Debt?

Debt is generally in the form of money, goods, or services owed by and individual or organization. The person or organization owing these amounts are know as the debtor or borrower.

How can I get a credit card?

You can go to the site of the credit card you are interested in and apply for a credit card.

 Tip:  Before you apply for a credit card check for pre-qualified offers through that company. This will let you know if you have met some pre-qualification standards and whether or not you are likely to be approved for a line of credit with that company. Not all credit card companies offer the option to check for pre-qualified offers. Capital One, Chase and American Express are among the companies that do.

What is a credit score?

A credit score is a numerical expression based on a level analysis of a person's credit files, to represent the creditworthiness of an individual... Lenders use credit scores to determine who qualifies for a loan, at what interest rate, and what credit limits.

What is a good credit score?

Generally 700 and higher (on a scale of 300 to 850) is considered good.