Financial Security

Pay of your Debt and Save for the Future

For most people, the pressure of time to save for the future can be a lot to handle, whether its for a down payment on a house, vehicle or retirement.  Many would suggests tips on how to be able to do this but there is no one simple answer to solve this. This can be hard to navigate, but there are steps you can take to plan for the future. When it comes to loans, you need to know how much debt you have, what your interest rates are and how many loans you have. These are questions other people cannot answer except you.

White wooden signpost/ crossroads sign with three arrows – “success”, “freedom”, “debt”.

Knowing what you owe is the first step to paying off your debt. Then you can set goals and plan out how you are going to pay it off instead of just reacting passively. Be active in paying down your debt. If you can afford to make more than the minimum payment, do it! You will be much closer to being debt-free. This is also applicable to credit cards. If you know how much you can afford to put toward your debt, you can figure out how much you can allot towards your savings. This gives you a clearer path to saving. This would definitely work for short and long term saving goals. Remember, that there is no one right answer, but examining what you owe will put you on the right track.