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Five Steps Towards Financial Relief

Behavioral Finance

When faced with navigating your financial stressors, you might be feeling as though there’s nothing you can do to improve your finances. However, small changes can make a big impact over time. Let’s take a look at five steps that you can take today to help you improve your financial situation:

  1. Examine Your Finances:
    Taking inventory of your finances can be a great step towards positively changing your overall financial health. This might mean an afternoon of sorting through unopened expenses, taking a look at your bank statements and writing down your income, debts, essential spending and nonessential spending for each month.
  2. Create a Budget:
    One of the most concrete ways to manage your finances is to create a budget. Once you’ve taken stock of your finances and built awareness around what you’re spending your money on, you can start to implement small changes that align with your financial goals.
  3. Identify and Improve Your Problem Habits:
    With small, incremental changes over time, it’s possible to adjust your habits and make a major impact on your finances. To start, choose one problematic habit and see how you can change it.
  4. Save Where You Can:
    Depending on how your essential costs compare to your income, you can start organizing your savings and emergency funds.
  5. Get Professional Help:
    Whether it’s to review and refine your budget, manage your debt or invest and grow your savings for the future, a financial planner can lead you in the right direction.


While it can feel overwhelming and isolating to struggle with your finances, remember that you’re not alone. Be sure to reach out for support and get the help you deserve to manage your financial stress.

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