Tips from M&I to Avoid Financial Mishaps on National Fight Procrastination Day
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/PRNewswire/ — Do you have a pile of sale receipts on the kitchen counter that you promise yourself you’ll take care of later? Are you constantly putting off balancing your check book?¬† Is saving something you’ll start “someday”? ¬†September 6th is National Fight Procrastination Day and one of the most costly procrastination mishaps is putting financial questions and concerns aside. Use this day to give yourself a financial check-up and kick procrastination to the curb.

“Most of us have a lot going on in our lives, so taking control of your finances can be an easy thing to put off,” says Mary Brockhaus, Senior Vice President M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group.¬† “However, starting with small steps can make it a lot easier.”

Brockhaus suggests a few ways to help you get started.

Start Saving: You don’t have to make drastic changes to your spending habits or get a big promotion to start building a savings account. The key to saving is consistency. Even putting $ 5 in a savings account will build into a little nest egg over time. As your income grows and debts get paid down, increase the amount of money you are putting away every month. Make it a goal to save three to six months worth of living expenses. You never know when possessing the extra cas…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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