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New Year, New Ways to Save

January 3, 2014

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Eating healthier, exercising more, cleaning out the attic?

What about getting your financial house in order?

If your financial well-being is as important to you as your physical well-being, our new website EconomicCheckUp® can help you kick-start the new year. Answer a few simple questions and learn how you can better manage your budget, save money, and set financial goals in 2014.

Here are four ways you can use EconomicCheckUp® to help maximize your money:

1. Explore ways to cut spending

Maybe you’re planning to buy a big ticket item in 2014, like a car, or perhaps you just want to pay down your mortgage before you retire. Whatever your goal is, the site’s spending calculators can show you how small changes in your budget can add up to big savings over time.

2. See how to pay down debt

Do you know how much your debt is costing you in interest or how long it will take to pay it off? Learn the (sometimes painful) truth with our handy debt calculator tool, and get tips for how to reduce debt faster.

3. Get trained and ready for a job

While some older adults continue working beyond retirement because they need the money, many also do so to gain personal fulfillment. Whether you’re emerging from a period of unemployment or want to explore an “encore career” in your later years, you can use EconomicCheckUp®'s job tools to assess your skills, find training opportunities, and seek new work.

4. Find home equity advice

Whether you’re interested in home modifications, protecting your home from bankruptcy, or tapping your home equity, there are many family, health, and financial factors to consider. Our QuickCheck tool lays out the options you have to age in place and protect the value of your home.

All EconomicCheckUp® tools are free and confidential to use.

Make it your resolution to get a financial check-up this year!


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