It’s no secret that people spend a lot of money around the holidays. However, HomeTrust Bank wants to make sure you are spending and planning wisely.
We want to provide you with this series of money saving tips and personal financing articles that will help you get your new year started right!
12.30.16 | 6 Financial Advisors Share Their Best Financial Advice for Saving Money
Featured on: Forbes
Summary: Saving money isn’t easy, but most of the time, starting is the hardest part. This article has great advice from several financial advisors on how to start saving today.
Summary: Instead of making a New Year’s resolution that you won’t be able to keep, try setting yourself up for success in the last two weeks of 2016. There are a variety of financial moves you can make now, and reap the rewards of down the road. Some of the 13 tips include topping off your 401(k), setting up savings goals, tracking your expenses and more!
12.13.16 | 30 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself Over the Holidays
Featured on : Be More With Less
Summary: During this time of the year many people divert to putting other people’s needs in front of their own. However, self-care is important and easy when you break it down into small tasks. Check out these 30 simple ways to take care of yourself over the holidays, from lighting some candles to respecting your budget. There are lots of little suggestions to keep your holidays cheery and bright!
12.6.16 | Don’t Forget to Use Your Remaining 2016 FSA Funds!
Featured on: NerdWallet
Summary: If your healthcare plan involves a “use it or lose it” FSA, be sure to use it all before December 31. Make those last minute appointments, get your teeth cleaned, grab a new pair of glasses or stock up on first aid supplies. If only you could treat yourself to a day at the spa…
11.29.16 | #GivingTuesday: How You Can Participate, Even If You Don’t Have Extra Cash
Featured on: The Penny Hoarder
Summary: Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a much more important day, Giving Tuesday. The day started in 2012 and, with the help of social media, last year it raised more than $117 million for charity. While we HomeTrust values and encourages charitable donations, we know that not everyone can give a monetary donation. So instead, check out these tips on how to pick a charity and give something better than money, your time.
Summary: One way to save some major mullah on your Christmas shopping is by taking advantage of Black Friday sales. However, you don’t want to go in to the busiest shopping day of the year without a plan! Check out this shopping list trick to cut down on time and money this holiday season.
11.15.16 | How to Plan for Retirement When You’re Young and Broke
Featured on: The Latte Budget
Summary: 1 in 3 Americans have $0 saved for retirement. Saving a small amount early in your career can go a long way in the future. Read this article for five important takeaways on what you can do now to protect your dreams for the future.