Making a budget, checking it twice...
In case you hadn’t noticed, the holidays are here. In other words, “Attention holiday shoppers: start your search engines!” But wouldn’t it be nice to know how much gas you’ve got in the tank before you’re off to the races?
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Sound financial planning begins with a sensible budget. Many of us welcome the New Year realizing we’ve spent more than we can afford. So why not take a quick look at our brief video about staying within a budget before you start spending? It might help sort the “must haves” from the “nice to haves.” And, who knows, maybe you can afford that little something for yourself!
You can find more videos and information at consumer.gov. It’s just what you need to know – and what you need to do – about managing your money, protecting your credit, managing your debt, and dealing with identity theft.