March 23, 2020
April is Financial Literacy Month, and to get you prepared, we highlighted 6 tips to help organize your finances:
- The first step to help organize your finances is to evaluate your situation. Review any debt you may have and see what you are paying in interest. If you are able to, start chipping away at loans with the highest interest rates or eliminating any smaller debt first.
- Review your budget. A lot can change in a year. If you had been promoted at your job, had a child, or even became a new homeowner or renter, be sure to update your budget.
- Check your credit report. Every year, you are guaranteed one free credit report from each of the three credit bureaus. Take advantage of these free reports and check them for any possible errors or fraud. Catching any kind of error or fraud early enough can help you get that loan you need at the time you need it.
- Download our mobile app. From your mobile device you can access convenient and secure services. In addition to displaying account balances and transaction history, enjoy features such as: Mobile Check Deposit, Pop Money, Card Valet, and Money Management.
- Sign up for eStatements. When you choose to have your statements delivered electronically, you are doing more than simplifying your finances. In addition to clearing out the clutter and reducing the risk of identity theft and mail fraud, eStatements are good for the environment.
- Set up automatic bill pay. By signing up for automatic bill pay, you will never have to worry about a missed payment.
When you think spring cleaning, many tend to think about cleaning at home. Don’t forget this is a great time to make sure your finances are in order. Hopefully, these 6 tips for spring cleaning your finances are helpful in keeping you on the right track.