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Financial Fitness 101

Tips and resources on how to budget, save and manage money with financial expert, Karen R. Jenkins. 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 22 at the Eastover Park, 1031 Main St., Eastover


Amazon Says: The bestselling guide to getting finances under control--now fully updated and revised for these financially challenging times.No matter your financial goal, a wel more...
Amazon Says: The bestselling guide to getting finances under control--now fully updated and revised for these financially challenging times.No matter your financial goal, a well-defined budget is the first step to achieving success. The Budget Kit offers consumers a foundation of knowledge, advice in reining in out-of-control spending, and necessary background information on personal investing.Judy Lawrence, trusted budget coach and personal financial counselor, uses straightforward and easy-to-understand exercises to teach readers how to meet their financial needs and goals.The Budget Kit is filled with practical forms and tools you can use to organize and keep track of your finances, as well as expert advice to help you: Create monthly and yearly budgets Outline a plan for repaying debt Manage a budget on a variable income Find spending leaks Navigate online finances Track medical expenses and flexible spending accounts ...and more! The Budget Kit is fully revised and now includes an updated online resource guide that directs readers to helpful websites for additional information on spending guidelines, credit card debt, and recovery issues.With Judy's tried-and-true guidance, you can get your spending under control and create a budget that will put you on the road to financial freedom! less...
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Amazon Says: 100% Practical, 100% Specific Financial Advice Everyone Can Use: Exactly What to Do and Exactly How to Do It   “Greg Karp makes managing your money as easy as 1- more...
Amazon Says: 100% Practical, 100% Specific Financial Advice Everyone Can Use: Exactly What to Do and Exactly How to Do It   “Greg Karp makes managing your money as easy as 1-2-3. He offers sensible, time-tested advice to help you make smart decisions and get your finances on track.” --Liz Pulliam Weston, “The most-read personal finance columnist on the Internet” (Nielsen//NetRatings), author of Easy Money, Your Credit Score, and Deal with Your Debt   “I love this book. Greg’s simple strategies push you to be smart with your dough and act right away.” --Clark Howard, The Clark Howard Show   “Within one hour of picking up The 1-2-3 Money Plan, I already had a list of easy next steps to save on several of our household expenses.” --Stephanie Nelson, founder of CouponMom.com   “Greg Karp really knows his stuff, and he lays it out in plain language that will help anyone save money and get financially fit.” --Jeff Yeager, author of The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches   “The money you spend on this book should easily be recouped by the time you’re only several pages into it!” --Russell Wild, financial advisor, author of Exchange-Traded Funds for Dummies , Bond Investing for Dummies , and Index Investing for Dummies   “Greg Karp is a lifesaver for people worried about stretching their dollars in a tough economy. He’s no Scrooge. Rather, he nudges you into sound decisions and smart spending.” --Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune personal finance columnist, author of Saving for Retirement Without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery   "Today everyone is looking for a quick answer to their financial problems. In The 1-2-3 Money Plan, Greg Karp has created an excellent resource. It's well organized and full of great ideas. But, most importantly, it's written in a language that the average consumer can understand and apply. Many people will thank Greg for helping them survive financially tough times." --Gary Foreman, editor The DollarStretcher Web site, stretcher.com   “Greg Karp tells it like it is, with the specificity and candor busy people need. I am saving money already.” --Jean Chatzky, author of The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even the Toughest Times, blogging at jeanchatzky.com   Today, frugal is the name of the game. But you don’t have to take a vow of poverty: You just have to be smarter about how you spend, save, and invest. Sound hard? Not anymore. In The 1-2-3 Money Plan, top personal finance columnist Greg Karp offers 100% practical, 100% specific financial advice everyone can use...organized into simple three-step plans that tell you exactly what to do and how and where to do it! Discover how to save money by putting your bills on autopilot...which specific brand names to buy in everything from index funds to cellphones...how to improve your credit rating...how to get the right insurance, without wasting money on unnecessary coverage...easier ways to save for college and plan for retirement...and a whole lot more. Finally: simple, reliable financial advice you can act on, from an award-winning expert you can trust! Don’t be paralyzed by perfection: Be good enough Better a good decision now than a perfect decision someday Just set it and forget it Make the financial decisions you only need to make once and can then ignore for years Stop wasting money on things you don’t care about Plug wasteful spending leaks, so you can redirect cash to things you truly care about Easy step-by-step techniques and specific recommendations What to buy, in everything from mutual funds to cellphone service less...
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