Do you dread seeing bills or bank statements in the mail?
Do you know how much you spend each month?
Do you have enough money saved for retirement?
July 1st is National Financial Freedom Day. If you panic at the thought of balancing your checkbook or worry about saving for long-term goals, take some time this week to consider your financial situation. Instead of living in fear, do some research. Look at your spending habits and see if you can cut something. Read an article about saving or investing:
- Michelle Singletary is a finance writer with a syndicated column who gives practical advice and offers solutions to readers. Many of her columns focus on being more intentional about what you do with your money.
- AARP magazine has a lot to say about finances, including this article by financial advisor Allan Roth on fighting financial clutter.
- GOBankingRates offers articles about saving and investing. Two of my recent favorites are how to save money this summer and reasons people aren’t saving for retirement.
Earlier this week I wrote about making small changes. As Independence Day approaches, what are some small steps you can take to achieve financial freedom? Leave a comment, below.