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May

30.14

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School’s finally out for the summer! As easy as it is to put your family’s finances on the back burner during this season, consistency is one of the most important components of a solid financial foundation. Don’t let a few months derail all of your hard work!

Everyone talks about getting fit for swimsuit season, but what about evaluating the health of your wallet? It’s halfway through the year, and there’s no time like the present to make sure you’re on track to meet your goals for 2014. If you didn’t set any goals in January, you still have the chance to adjust your course, make every minute count and finish the year strong.

To help, Primerica is introducing Wallet Wellness! Over the next two months, we will highlight key concepts, share helpful tips and offer some motivation for making the most of your money this summer by focusing on four key steps on the road to wallet wellness:

  1. Start Small: Understand how small changes can lead to big results.
  2. Have Fun: You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun!
  3. Think Ahead: Think today about the life you want tomorrow.
  4. Pay It Forward: Don’t hoard your know-how – share the wealth!

It’s time to slim down your spending and fatten up your wallet! You work hard for your money. Shouldn’t your money work hard for you?

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May

27.14

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Senior National Sales Director Frank Dillon was recently honored by Essex County College and the Essex County College Foundation in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Dillon Primerica Scholarship Fund.

The celebration included tributes, speeches and testimonies regarding how the scholarship fund has helped low-income, disadvantaged students who have faced significant life challenges. The Dillon Primerica Scholarship is offered to Latino students who have graduated from high school and who will be attending or who currently attend Essex County College. Since its inception, the fund has awarded 136 scholarships.

Dillon felt honored to be recognized for his giving. He said, “Primerica is not just about helping people financially, but helping people in general. Some families don’t have the resources to fund their education, but they need it. Education helps people to get along better, to be happy, to fulfill their dreams. Primerica wants these things for families, too. I’ve been in the company 20 years, and I’ve been devoted to education for 10 of those years. It feels good to be able to change people’s lives, and Primerica is a big part of why I’m able to do this.”

Essex County College is a public community college located In Newark, NJ. The college offers certificates and degrees in areas including the health industry, business and marketing, education, security and protective services, and liberal arts.

Congratulations to Frank Dillon on his 10-year history of promoting education.

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May

16.14

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On May 9 and 10, Primerica once again participated as a Presenting Sponsor in the Gwinnett County Relay for Life – the largest Relay for Life in the world.

Relay for Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people camp out around a track, and members of each team take turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie. It is a family-friendly environment for the entire community that raises funds for the American Cancer Society. This year, Primerica’s theme was “Sowing Seeds of Hope and Cultivating a Cure.”

Primerica organized 15 teams from the employees at their international headquarters. The teams designed interesting and profitable fundraisers over the months preceding the big event. Various raffles, the annual tricycle race, Picnic on the Patio, a fish fry, Cookies by the Pound, the St. Patrick’s Day Brunch, and numerous bake sales and auctions helped the teams to garner donations. While there are still donations to be counted, Primerica’s contribution to the American Cancer Society’s 2014 Relay for Life will exceed $80,000.

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May

08.14

Everywhere you turn, you hear the words “new economy” … but what does that really mean? Millennials probably think it means a shrinking job market and limited career opportunities. Not at Primerica! We’re growing and booming like never before and reaching an excited new generation of young people. Check out this video geared directly toward millennials.

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May

01.14

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Most people account for the basics in their budget—food, shelter, and transportation. But many categories go unaccounted for – and we still spend money on them regularly. To help prevent credit card debt, here are a few areas you may want to start allotting money for in your monthly budget.

Gifts. Birthdays, weddings, showers – they are all reasons to celebrate and require some of your hard-earned dollars. These gift-giving occasions can seem unpredictable, but you can prepare in advance by including them in your budget. How much do you usually spend—do you even know? If not, visit past bank or credit card statements to find out, then average the numbers to find a reasonable amount to sock away.

Hospitality. Your relatives are visiting from out of town and you need to entertain and feed them. Or, you’re the one traveling and you wind up taking your extended family to dinner. These unpredicted expenses can add up over time. You may want to build a “hospitality” section into your budget.

Non-food items. Do you know what you spend every month on toiletries (toilet paper, shampoo, detergent, etc.)? Most people budget for food but fail to account for the other essentials – and the cost of these items has risen steadily over the years. If you don’t keep track of what you’re spending, the expenses will slowly chip away at your budget.

Child care. If you’re paying for day care, you know what you spend every month because you write a check for it. But what about unexpected child care expenses, such as babysitters for evenings out or unplanned snow days? You may want to build a small cushion into your budget every month to cover these expenses.

Do you have an emergency fund? In addition to budgeting for the little things, it’s also important to budget for life’s unexpected big expenses (like car or home repairs). To prevent credit card debt, build up your emergency fund to three to six months’ income.

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