Resolve to Save

If you’re like most people, the start of a new year is a time for reflection and resolutions to make the new year better than the previous. Of course, all those grand plans for losing weight or exercising more usually fall by the wayside as life gets in the way.

This year, Primerica encourages you to make a resolution that you can keep…a resolution to start preparing for your future! With all the changes of 2009 behind us, right now is the perfect time to start making little changes that could have big benefits in the future.

These four tips will help you get started.

  1. Create a Budget. Have too much month left at the end of your money? A few dollars here and there don’t seem like much at the time, but when added up can equal a big chunk of money you didn’t realize you were spending! Creating and sticking to a budget is an easy way to identify exactly where your money’s going.
  2. Trim Expenses. Think about the expenses you have every month. There may be ways to trim costs by foregoing some conveniences – like specialty cable channel subscriptions or movie theater outings.
  3. Consider the Latte Factor. Getting into the habit of saving isn’t hard, it just takes practice. Start by cutting out small expenses first and put the money you would be spending on those things into a savings account. For example, if you purchase coffee every morning, try making your own brew at home a couple of times a week.
  4. Become a Bargain Hunter. You could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year by shopping around! It takes a little effort, but clipping coupons, purchasing items in bulk at discount stores and holding out for sales for big ticket items can really add up.

You Can Do It!
This year, resolve to take charge of your financial destiny! Your local Primerica representative can show you more ways to free up funds and start saving. Call today for your FREE Financial Needs Analysis and get on the road to a fantastic future.