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Four Ways to Eliminate Financial Stress

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There’s no better time than the present to prevent financial stress, or to eliminate the financial worries you could be feeling right now. Here are some strategies to keep in mind while on your route to financial health!

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Create a Budget. You might think that by adding a budget, you will only be stressing yourself out even more. But that’s not true – a budget allows you to control your spending, in an effort to reach your goals to save and plan for retirement. At the end of the day, a budget will bring you closer to that ‘peace of mind’ we all want to achieve.

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Get an Emergency fund. Having money set aside for unexpected expenses will be a life saver. Although unplanned expenditures tend to be costly and stressful, if you know that you have a pool of money that you can tap into when you need it, a lot of the stress will go away. SeaComm offers a Regular Savings, Health Savings Account, Share Certificates, Money Market Accounts, Youth Savings Accounts and more! Click here to learn more or call us at (800) 764-0566!

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Determine What You Can Change. If you have financial issues, you most likely have a particular problem (i.e. spending, income, or a combination) that should be addressed. At this point, you should determine what the exact problem(s) is, and work to solve it. By acknowledging your financial weaknesses, whatever they may be, you will gain control over your financial life, which will inevitably help you to achieve your financial goals.

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Find and Create Positive Aspects of Your Life Each Day. There is nothing wrong with patting yourself on the back when you know you have made financial progress. There is no quick solution to a problem, especially when it comes to financial issues. So when you notice that you have made positive changes, make sure you acknowledge it. This will only motivate you even more. In addition, you should sustain a routine of regular exercise and personal maintenance, relieving stress and allowing you to focus on overcoming life’s obstacles. Replace activities like shopping, going out to eat and gambling with going for walks, practicing yoga, or hiking.

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