Lots of holidays coming up this month: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, not to mention it’s National Fitness Month. Here at West Community, we’re focused on helping our members get financially fit! So, we’ve compiled this checklist for you to tackle this month. From making summer plans to scouting out funds for your college-bound kid, these timely tasks will help you flex your financial muscle.
1. Call Your Mother!
Mother’s day is on May 8—show her you appreciate her by entering our Mother’s Day Giveaway! You could score 4 tickets to the Mother’s Day Cardinals Game. To enter, go to our contest page and upload a photo of the mother figure in your life. Share and have people vote (everyone can vote once a day!). But you should call her, regardless if you win or not!
2. Recommit to Your Retirement
You’ve heard it before “It is never too late to start saving for retirement.” Well now is the perfect time to recommit to yourself. Set up a complimentary meeting with Investment Services and get on track today! >> Read 4 Financial Hurdles to Clear on the Road to Retirement
3. Prep for the Costs of Your Child’s Future
If you have a child looking to graduate soon, then thoughts of funding their continued education may have been plaguing you at night. Navigate your way to better understanding of the financial aid package by attending our free seminar on College Planning.
4. Plan for Summer
Are you going on vacation this year? Will your kids attend summer camps or enrichment programs? Take some time to figure out what your summer activities will look like and start budgeting respectfully. A Vacation Savings Account is a great option to directly deposit funds from your paycheck so you don’t have a chance to spend it before you need it.
5. Get Outside
Being outside can be intoxicating this time of year. Turn your urge to dig in the dirt into a therapeutic hobby that raises your home’s value. A well-maintained landscaped yard can increase your home’s value by 11% and properly planted trees can reduce air conditioning costs by 25% in the summer. >> Read Landscaping on a Budget