Start Saving Now for Next Year’s Vacation

It’s summer, and we all know what that means – Beach, BBQ and Vacations! For some this means digging for loose change in the couch cushions to fund a fantastic summer getaway!  If only that loose change could even get you to the end of the block.  It takes money to have a great getaway and we know how hard it is to save our hard-earned dollars.

If you’re still paying for a vacation long after your return home, then there’s a problem! No worries, we’re here to help you out with a few steps to get you on the right track, listen up.

 Step 1: fill out an expense worksheet! Track exactly where your dollars go over a month and you’re bound to find financial waste. I guarantee some numbers will shock you! Be honest when filling it out – are those lattes as cheap as you thought they were?  

 Next Step: set up a savings or wish account at BrightStar CU and start depositing $50- $75 every payday. Saving is tough, but we have to start somewhere.

You’re on your way now! Final stop: BrightStar CU and BALANCE have partnered to provide you, with financial education, confidential counseling, easy to use on-line calculators, a free or low-cost copy of your credit report and a FREE self study program on how to manage your checking account. Check out the great online tools to help you make the most of your hard-earned cash.

About BrightStar Credit Union

BrightStar Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative based in South Florida. If you live, work or go to school in Broward or Palm Beach counties, you can join!

Posted on 07/08/2010, in General. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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