Thursday, September 10, 2015
Are you thinking about joining a sorority but you can't decide whether or not you can afford it? We totally get it and want to help you out! We created a Budget Calculator for you that can allow you to see how much you're spending month in and month out. You can factor in how much your sorority dues will be and how that adds up against your other expenses. You can use this calculator to help you stay on track with your expenses. One thing that we do know is that sororities are always willing to work with you so sit with your advisors to come up with a payment plan that works for you. Paying for your sorority dues is super important because it funds all of the activities that help sustain your sorority which include sisterhood events, philanthropies, date parties, and much more! Our Sorority Girl's Budget Calculator is free to use so be sure to download it once you open it up and share it with your sisters, friends, and any one interested in joining a sorority.
Monday, January 19, 2015
There is nothing worse than all of sudden feeling like you have no idea where your money has gone. We have definitely had moments of being irresponsible with our money, but there is really no excuse when there are great ways to keep your finances in check. Northwestern Mutual has provided us with solid financial tips that we wanted to share their recent guide on sticking true to your New Year's Financial goals. Check it out below!
6 TIPS FOR MAKING FINANCIAL RESOLUTIONS THAT LAST
- Giving your portfolio a regular check up to make sure your mix of investments accurately reflects your goals, time frame and risk tolerance.
- Taking full advantage of your employer’s retirement plan (if you’re not doing this already).
- Tracking your spending to see where your money is going.
- Calculating your net worth so that you understand where you stand financially.
- Checking your credit profile to ensure it accurately represents your creditworthiness and to protect yourself from identity theft.
- Creating a legacy for future generations and/or charitable organizations that reflect your values.
- Try to time the market. No one knows for certain which way the market will head next. Instead, be strategic and thoughtful about your investment decisions.
- Make investing decisions in isolation. Rather, consider how each may impact your overall financial goals.
- Delay saving for retirement. The sooner you get started, the greater the impact time and compounding may have on your ability to build financial security for the future.
- Tap your retirement savings unless in an emergency. Taking money from your account is like borrowing from your future to pay for your present needs.
- Ignore the important role risk plays in your portfolio’s ability to grow over time.
- Minimize the impact of inflation on your money’s future buying power.
- Set it and forget it. Review your investments periodically to make sure they’re performing as expected. If they’re not, be ready to make changes as needed.