It’s wise to stay on top of your finances and spending every day, but sometimes we all need a reminder. August 14th is National Financial Awareness Day. It’s a day to examine our financial wellbeing, to spotlight areas where we can improve and to plan for the future. If you haven’t made it a point to focus on your financial wellbeing, National Financial Awareness Day is the perfect opportunity to create a plan to meet all your financial needs.

How to celebrate National Financial Awareness Day

For many, managing finances can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. National Financial Awareness Day is the perfect day to discover simple ways to stay on top of your spending and savings, and to protect your financial future.

Consider picking up a personal finance book, there are countless titles out there and many have commonsense methods you can use in your everyday spending. Commit to building up an emergency fund by putting away small amounts of money each week. Start a budget to discover how you’re spending your money, which will allow you to have more control over your spending and savings. Invest in your future by contributing to your 401(k) or other retirement accounts.

Five Financial Tips on National Financial Awareness Day

At OneAZ Credit Union, your financial wellness is always top of our mind, and we have many tools to help you stay financially fit. Here are some resources for you to explore on National Financial Awareness Day.

1. OneAZ Financial Resources Guide

OneAZ Credit Union provides an online financial guide to help you understand the basics of managing your finances. Learn moreabout understanding your credit or budgeting with our easy-to-use tools.

2. How to Create a Budget in 7 Simple Steps with Chris Peach

In this OneAZ blog post and video, Chris Peach takes you through each step of creating a budget that will help you manage your spending and catch up on bills.

3. Four Reasons to Start Saving Now

It can be difficult to reach your savings goals, but a few simple steps can give your savings a boost. In this OneAZ blog post, we walk you through ways to jump-start your savings.

4. Kristen Harris explains the importance of financial planning

Creating a financial plan can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Financial coach Kristen Harris walks you through what it takes to build a successful financial plan for your future.

5. Understanding your credit score

You know your credit score, but do you know what contributes to that number? It can seem complicated, but we break down the factors of how your score is calculated in this blog post.

OneAZ Credit Union is here to help you meet all your financial needs. Our local team of experts is standing by to assist you.