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Seven Household Budgeting Tips Groton CT

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.

Stephen Poplaski
Lighthouse Financial Management, LLC
(401) 596-3392
85 Beach Street, Building D
Westerly, RI
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Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Divorce Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, CPA/PFS, MBA, MSFP

Mr. R. Christopher Damon, CFP®
(800) 504-6020
2 Union Plaza
New London, CT
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UBS Financial

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(860) 444-6500
2 Union Plz
New London, CT
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UBS Financial Services Inc

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Mr. Brent C Eugenides, CFP®
(203) 435-5580
142 Thames
Groton, CT
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Comprehensive Financial Planning
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Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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(860) 442-0150
261 Williams St
New London, CT
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Cipparone & Zaccaro, PC
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Jeffrey N. Mehler, CFP LLC
(860) 767-9700
147 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Kevin S. Morin, CFP®
(800) 470-2277
174 Bridge St
Groton, CT
Firm
Morin Associates LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Elder Care
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Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

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(860) 444-0535
495 Gold Star Hwy
Groton, CT
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Ameriprise Financial Services,
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Divorce Issues
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Mr. Mark J Steffen, CFP®
(860) 445-2045
495 Goldstar Highway
Groton, CT
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Ameriprise Financial
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Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Planning, Securities
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Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Derek S. Pirruccello, CFP®
(860) 447-7437
100 Eugene Oneill Dr
New London, CT
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Merrill Lynch

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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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