Where does your money go?

submitted by Joan Reading, President, Credit Counseling Center

When you get paid every two weeks or twice a month, do you pay yourself first? Do you have a 401K account that automatically deposits money into your account? Or do you automatically direct money from each paycheck to a special savings account?

You should be answering yes to all of the questions above!

You are the most important person on your list of bills that have to be paid each month. Your number one job is to take care of yourself!

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How you handle money is critical to your well-being

submitted by Joan Reading, President of the Credit Counseling Center

Do you find yourself asking where your money goes at the end of each month? Do you worry that you won’t have enough money to pay for car repairs or to fix your washing machine if it’s on the blink?

According to a poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, three-quarters of people in households making less than $50,000 a year and two-thirds of those making between $50,000 and $100,000 would have difficulty coming up with $1,000 to cover an unexpected bill.

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