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‘Spring clean’ your finances with EAP

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- We often take a closer look at our money this time of year – what’s coming in, what’s going out and where? If you haven’t already, your Employee Assistance Program encourages you to. We all hope to have more money coming into our account than going out, so let EAP show you some things that can help you get there. EAP offers these tips:

Budget – Make one and stick with it. Seeing exactly where you spend your money will help you make positive changes in the name of your financial goals.

Think – Is it an impulse buy? Do you really need it? Try the 48-hour rule on a larger purchase before deciding whether to buy; if you still feel you need or want to buy the item after waiting two days, go for it.

Save – Start with a manageable monthly savings and increase it over time.

Teach -- Are you setting a good example of spending and saving for your kids? It is never too early to teach children about being responsible for money.

For more information on finances such as budgeting, debt consolidation, consumer credit, retirement, saving, taxes, and investing, find articles online at FOH4You.com.

While you are doing a little Spring Cleaning in your finances, WorkLife4You can help you tackle your other to-dos as well. Need advice on local home improvement professionals? We can help find them. Want to find summer care and camps? EAP can help with that as well! Spring cleaning and want to check out residential cleaning services or need someone to haul away some unwanted items? Let us do the research.

We can even provide relocation guidance, and much more.

The EAP is a voluntary and confidential employee benefit available to you and your family at no cost.

Get more information by calling 800-222-06364 or at WorkLife4You.com. Call any time, day or night, and like us on www.facebook.com/AirForceEAP.