People are saving more than they were two years ago. That’s a fact. There is a serious credit pullback in the country as well. However, the main question is this: Do you have a plan?
What is your plan for regular and automatic savings?
What is your plan for your debt? Do you have a goal for paying off your debt?
What is your plan for credit cards?
What is your plan for retirement? Are you prepared to live off of Social Security (even though you may hear that this program is running out of money)? Do you have participation in your company 401k plan?
Have you seen our recommendation for the appropriate emergency savings fund for a middle class family in 2010?
Do you know that we recommend participation in a 401k and either a Roth IRA or traditional IRA as well?
Here’s the bottom-line: You don’t have to be overwhelmed with these questions. You do have to have a plan. You can help yourself develop a plan to reduce and eliminate debt, expand emergency savings and plan for retirement. Yes, even with the recent financial meltdown.
HELP YOURSELF & THEN HELP YOUR CHILDREN
In this country we don’t do enough to teach our children about money, managing money, saving regularly (and automatically), compound interest and steady investing for a long-term future. As a parent, we are always concerned that they get a good education and go to a good college so they can make a lot of money or have a valued career path. The truth is that we could do our children the biggest favor and one of the best things by sharing with them sound saving and investing principles.
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Thank you for reading our blog and good luck!