Successful budgeting can be difficult, even when you’re only thinking about things on a month-to-month basis. Things can get overwhelming when you start thinking about budgeting in the long-term for bigger expenses. For example, like a future home, paying for college, or retirement- in the future. But it doesn’t have to be! In fact, long term budgeting isn’t fundamentally all that different than short-term budgeting; it just requires a little bit more work and commitment. Here are a few tips for creating a long-term budgeting plan that can keep you on track for those big purchases you want to make down the line.
When it comes to footing the bill on larger expenses there are usually two routes that you can go: you can pay in a lump sum (one large payment) or in installments of payments (usually on a monthly basis.) Each has certain benefits and certain drawbacks. While they are available options for each person your own personal money situation will be the biggest determinant in whether or not you are choosing to pay off an expense as a lump sum or in smaller installations. But how do you know which makes the most sense for you?
If you’re just starting to really get into budgeting money you may be in a bit of a frustrating situation. You want to be an absolute pro but you don’t know where to start. Don’t fall into despair quite yet. Becoming a total mastermind at budgeting takes a little bit of practice and patience, but if you follow these steps you’ll be an expert budgeter in no time! Here are our 4 tips on becoming a budgeting mastermind.
You bank with HRCCU because you want your money to be safe and sound in an account that you trust. What you might not know is that HRCCU members have access to a bunch of other resources. Here are 3 of our favorites that you might not have known about!
If you’ve been a homeowner for a number of years, chances are good that you’re eligible for a home equity loan. But even if you are eligible you may be asking yourself: “Why would I take out another loan?” A home equity loan has quite a few benefits that are worth investigating. Does that mean you should take one out just because you can? Of course not! What it does mean is that you should know about the potential financial opportunities one of these loans can offer - it might provide benefits that you don’t even know about!
As a member of HRCCU, you have a number of resources at your fingertips. We want to provide you with the help you may need by providing access to these resources to allow your financial dreams to grow and prosper. That is why we offer the resources to guide you on the path to financial wellness.
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