Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Six Simple Steps to a Savings Plan

Build from the ground up with solid foundation!
• STEP SIX - Review Your Progress
Are you on track to reach your goals? How long will it take? Do you need to make any adjustments?
• STEP FIVE - Identify Your Earnings Plan
Will you be getting an allowance? Would you like to get a job? What other income can you expect?
• STEP FOUR - Establish a Savings Vehicle
Do you want to save your money at home? Do you want to open a bank account? Do you want to start a collection?
• STEP THREE - Set Up a Budget
How will you earn money? How much money will you need to reach your goals? How will you divide your money if you are saving for 2 budget items?
• STEP TWO: Set Your Goals
What are your financial goals? What do you WANT and what do you really NEED? What do you need now and what can wait a few months or even a year?
• STEP ONE: Get Educated
Where does money come from? How does a bank earn money? How can you make your money grow in value? What is compound Interest? (Hint: Check this blog’s archives. I’ve answered these questions before.)