Focusing On Your Future Finances

We all have to prepare for our financial futures. Sure, you’ve taught your kids how to look after their money before they go off to college, but now it’s up to you to think about what’s going to happen next in your life. Just because you’ve been saving all this time doesn’t mean things will all work out! 

So, your financial future could be green and shiny! But only if you take the time now to put the effort in – you’ve got to prepare for the future of your finances, to make sure your bank account has never looked so good. Don’t worry, we won’t make you do this alone; here are a few ways to make sure you can focus on your future finances with little to no worry to muddy the way. 

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Get Rid of Debt

The first thing to do is to rid yourself of any and all debt you may be carrying. Credit card debt, those student loans you’re still paying off, that auto loan that meant you could get the car you wanted, etc. These all count towards your credit history, and when mostly unpaid or left to linger, they could really tank your credit score. 

That could make a huge difference in how healthy your money will be down the line, and could affect how well you could afford your own home, getting a new job, and even just applying for a new credit card. 

Give Yourself an Estimate to Work with

The next thing to do is try to estimate how much your financial future will cost. You can do this in a variety of ways, but most of all, you’re going to need to factor in all of your current big expenses and any you believe you may have in the future. 

For example, maybe you’re about to buy your own home for the first time, and you need to work out how much that’s going to cost you month by month. To give yourself a better picture, using a website such as MortgageCalculator.org could be your ticket to working out how much your expenses are going to increase over the next few months. All in all, never let yourself walk into a financial situation unprepared, because even a few details could save your bank account! 

Get Real with Savings

And finally, you need to get serious about the way you save. Some money needs to be put away every single week, without fail, to ensure you’ve got what you need in both your bulk savings, and the emergency fund. In fact, weekly savings are one of the best ways to take control over your finances! If you’ve got internet banking, set up a standing order so you never forget about this. 

The future of your finances need a little more focus. Make sure you regularly check your credit score, put money towards the debt you might have, and draw up the big picture with an estimate. 

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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