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According to a 2016 study conducted by GOBankingRates, more than two-thirds of Americans have less than $1,000 saved, with 34 percent admitting to having absolutely no money in their savings account. Though today's consumers are more aware than ever about the importance of savvy spending, these statistics ask the question: What does it take to be a successful saver?
First off, way to go. If you’re reading this, you’re taking a close look at your finances. But while thinking about your monthly financial picture is a great start, it isn’t enough to actually wrangle your expenses. The next move is tracking your spending on a regular basis so you can get an accurate picture of where your money is going and where you’d like it to go instead.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, what I am about to suggest may sound as romantic as getting a vacuum cleaner or a new set of wrenches; but once you understand what can happen to families after the disability or death of a spouse or partner, you may see it differently. I am talking about giving your sweetheart the gift of insurance—disability income insurance, life insurance, and long-term care insurance. Let me explain…
Did you know that 47% of Americans cannot cover an emergency expense costing $400 or more? SAC Foundation understands this dire need and has a wonderful financial education resource to help instill basic money management fundamentals. They really understand the state of the current financial landscape and the power of financial knowledge.
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