14 Sep 2015
September 14, 2015

Summer Spending Hangover

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All the fun in the sun that comes with hot summer days and long summer nights can leave Americans with big bills once back-to-school season rolls around. In fact, a study found the average person spends an extra $515 during each month in the summer. Financial professional Sean Clark talked with FOX 43 about 4 steps to get your finances back in order before the holidays arrive.

 

1. Get Organized

Click here for a debt worksheet

2. Build Momentum

3. Get a Lower Rate

4. Look to the Future

12 Aug 2015
August 12, 2015

Christmas in August

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It may be hard to think about mistletoe and garland while it’s hot and sunny, but summer really is the time to start planning for the holidays. Financial professional Sean Clark talked with FOX 43 about ways to start planning for Christmas in August:

 

  1. Build a Budget  Click here for a holiday budget worksheet

  1. Find the Funds

  2. Save Smartly

  3. Track your Totals

  4. Start Soon

21 May 2015
May 21, 2015

How to Save During the Summer

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As the temperature goes up in the summer, personal spending follows closely behind. Financial professional Sean Clark joined FOX 43 and talked about the ways to cool off your spending so your budget doesn’t overheat this summer.

For the vacation spending calculator, click here.

Here are 4 ways to save:

  1. Pack Your Meals
  2. Shop with a List
  3. Cut Down the A/C Bill
  4. Choose a Vacation Wisely

Americans are underprepared and over confident when it comes to their money. More than half of workers say they’re “somewhat” or “very” confident they’ll have enough money to retire, but one-third say they actually have less than $1,000 in retirement savings.
Financial professional Sean Clark talked with WPMT FOX 43 about 5 steps to take today to prepare for retirement.
1. Put it on Paper
Start by clicking here for a retirement calculator.
2. Cut Back
3. Use Free Money
4. Eliminate Debt
5. Plan for Longer