savings account, in case of an emergency. Saving money is not an “all or nothing” situation. To begin making a difference in your life for the long-term you do not have to start with thousands of dollars. As little as $10, $25 or $50 per month can get you started on the right track.
Second, build a plan. This plan can
Saving money is not an “all or nothing” situation.
be simplistic or very detailed. Getting professional help does not need to be expensive. There are companies that offer financial reviews free of charge.
Third, find someone who can and will hold you accountable. This person needs to help you stick with the plan, and you need to respect and listen to them.
There are many other ways to deal with stress — a massage, meditation, breathing techniques. However, if you are dealing with stress due to financial circumstances, it is not all about how much money you make, but how wisely you use the money you do make.
Lezlee Liljenberg is an Allstate representative with two locations serving Mansfield and Arlington. This material is intended for general consumer educational purposes and is not intended to provide legal, tax or investment advice.
MansfieldNOW May 2008