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Seven Household Budgeting Tips Burlington IA

Keep your financial records organized and your filing up to date. Have a set of file folders for items such as receipts, bills, canceled checks, checking account statements, etc. Have a designated place where you keep or can easily assemble your home budget , your financial files, checkbook, etc. so it is all in one convenient location.

Mr. Frank J. Delaney Iii, CFP®
(319) 753-9137
PO Box 728
Burlington, IA
Firm
Two Rivers Bank & Trust

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Mr. Marvin L Thomson Jr., CFP®
(319) 758-8439
214 North Main Street
Burlington, IA
Firm
INVEST Financial Corporation, DBA: Two Rivers Investment Services
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues
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US Bank - Burlington Main Office
(319) 752-2761
201 Jefferson St
Burlington, IA
Drive Up Hours
Mon 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Edward Jones
(888) 891-1440
1233 Avenue H
Fort Madison, IA

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Walt Mozdzer
Syverson Strege & Company
(515) 225-6000
4400 Westown Parkway, Suite 405
West Des Moines, IA
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Ms. Kelli S. Johnson, CFP®
(319) 754-2250
221 Jefferson St
Burlington, IA
Firm
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Tru
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning

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US Bank - Burlington West Avenue Office
(319) 754-1425
3104 West Ave
Burlington, IA
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Sat 09:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wells Fargo Advisors
(319) 372-9401
4502 Avenue O
Fort Madison, IA

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Jean Mote
Mote Wealth Management, LLC
(319) 393-4020
4300 Northwood Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Eric Mote
Mote Wealth Management, LLC
(319) 393-4020
4300 Northwood Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, College/Education Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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Seven Household Budgeting Tips

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Frugal Living

Seven Household Budgeting Tips
By S.L. Simmons 
Email apennysaved@alwaysfrugal.com
Jul 26, 2006, 20:53

   

Do you frequently get cash from ATMs and then have no idea where it ends up? Do you end up paying late fees simply because you don't have a good system in place for tracking and paying your bills? If you don't have a good budget system in place, it is easy to lose track of your hard earned money. The tips below can help you to keep your finances under control.

1. Keep your financial records organized and your filing up to date. Have a set of file folders for items such as receipts, bills, canceled checks, checking account statements, etc. Have a designated place where you keep or can easily assemble your home budget , your financial files, checkbook, etc. so it is all in one convenient location.

2. Avoid spending cash, unless you are good at writing down cash expenses in a journal. It is all too easy to get $100 from the ATM and then have no idea where it all went at the end of the week. If you have trouble figuring out where your cash gets spent, keep a small amount of cash on hand for minor purchases. For everything else, try to pay by either a paper check, online checking or through credit cards so you have a record of your purchases. Credit cards are a good way to track purchases unless you have trouble controlling your spending. If this applies to you, then avoid credit card purchases and focus on keeping track of your expenses in a journal or by paying for items by check.

3. Give your children a set allowance for things like movies, CDs, snacks and toys instead of just giving them money on as needed basis. Giving children an allowance teaches them to make wise spending choices at an early age. A twelve year old who spends all of his allowance right away on CDs and then doesn't have enough money to go to the movies with his friends on the weekend has just learned a good lesson on the negative consequences of impulse spending.

4. Have a system in place for handling the mail. If you are not in the habit of misplacing bills or checks, good for you. Keep on using whatever system you have in place now. However, if losing track of bills is an issue at your house, it may help to have a designated mail drop box inside the house. Each family member should be instructed that whoever brings in the mail that day should always put the mail in the designated mail box for later sorting. Then the family member who has responsibility for sorting the mail should do so near the financial folders. That way checks get put right away in the check folder, bills in the bill folder, etc.

5. Avoid going to stores where you have had problems overspending in the past. Our neighbors stopped shopping at warehouse clubs and actually ended up saving money. They found they spent more money by not being able to resist all of the warehouse club bargains on products they really didn'...

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