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Most of us visit our doctors for our annual physical and check-up, but have you measured your financial health recently?
 

Most of us visit our doctors for our annual physical and check-up, but have you measured your financial health recently? Here are a few ways to test your financial fitness:

  • First, ask yourself if you can comfortably pay your monthly bills on time. If not, it may be time to reconsider the services you are paying for OR take a closer look at your budget.

  • Second, how well can you withstand a financial shock? An unexpected auto repair bill or job layoff can send your budget into a tailspin unless you have emergency savings. If you don’t have an emergency stash, it’s time to start one.

  • Third, are you using a budget to guide your spending and savings goals? Think of your budget like it’s your fitness trainer – the budget is there to help you plan for expenses; keep you disciplined as you control your spending; and to encourage you to save regularly.

Whether it’s our physical health or our financial health, we all can work on staying fit and building good habits.





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