If your New Year’s resolution is to get your finances organized, these guidelines will help you get started.
In this economy—and especially during this time of year—many of us are facing our very own fiscal cliff. Though we may not be able to raise revenue as easily as the federal government can, these five steps may help you reach solvency and put savings in the bank, financial planners say. Once you’re free of debt and ready to grow your savings, you can look to financial services companies for investment advice, including banks (Bank of America, Wells Fargo and others), insurers (State Farm, Allianz and others) and brokers (Edward Jones, for example). Good luck!
The classes will include one-on-one pro-bono sessions with a financial planner.
During this time when money is tight, the Hillsborough County Extension Service is helping residents get their finances in order. The extension service is offering a four-part series on achieving financial goals, including one-on-one pro-bono sessions with a financial planner. The classes will take place Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hillsborough County Extension Service Office, 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner. The extension service is partnering with the Financial Planning Association of Tampa Bay the educational program. No products or services will be sold. Topics will include evaluating your financial situation, cash and credit management, saving and investment options along with the one-on-one sessions. Registration …