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Financial wellness is a personal and relative concept that varies from person to person. It's inherently personal and influenced by a myriad of factors, including:
- Life Stage and Goals
- Income Level
- Family Situation
- Risk Tolerance
- Values and Lifestyle Choices
- Past Financial Choices and Consequences
While financial wellness is unique to each individual, there are universal steps that can guide anyone on their journey to economic well-being. These include:
Begin by assessing your current financial situation to serve as the foundation for your improvement plan. Review where you currently stand with your concrete financial needs, such as earning enough to pay your bills, building an emergency fund, and saving for long-term goals such as retirement. Also, review your feelings and thoughts about money and whether they are helping you reach or hindering your financial goals.
Create clear, achievable short-term and long-term goals that provide direction and motivation. Reflect on what truly matters to you and use money to support those values. This might involve spending on experiences, supporting causes you believe in, or investing in personal growth.
To make informed decisions, stay knowledgeable about personal finance topics, investment strategies, and economic trends. Consider taking a financial class, listening to finance podcasts, or joining a community focused on improving financial wellness.
Building a Positive Relationship with Money
Be aware of your thoughts and feelings about money and how they may hinder reaching your goals. Recognize that money is a means to an end – a tool that can help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life.
You can receive personalized advice based on your unique situation by consulting with financial advisors, accountants, or planners. These professionals can help you stay accountable for your financial decisions and provide tools to reach your goals.
Monitor Your Progress
Developing good financial habits takes time and discipline. Regularly review your financial goals and track your progress. Adjust your plan as needed to stay on track and address changing circumstances.
The team at Bank of Sun Prairie is pleased to offer this information through our partnership with Madison Minutes. Our Financial Fitness Center offers 50+ digital short courses in English and Spanish. Visit us in Sun Prairie and Cottage Grove today or bankofsunprairie.com. Serving Greater Dane County and beyond. Message and data rates may apply.
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