Looking to save up for a trip, a wedding, or a new car? With a little discipline, you can reach your goal faster than you think. Here are some tips to help you take charge of your finances.
Use the MyIdea tool to plan your project in just a few minutes and get a made-to-measure strategy so you know how much you need to save weekly or monthly to reach your goal.
Track your spending by logging in to National Bank online. We've added great new features that provide a 360 view of your finances, including your accounts at other banks and a breakdown of your expenses by category.
Want even more budgeting help? There a number of secure mobile apps available with tips and tools to help you track your spending and balance your budget.
Want to save money without even realizing it? Download an app that rounds up your purchases to the nearest dollar and invests the "spare" change in a savings account.
You can find other smart apps designed for self-directed investors, with the added benefit that fees are often lower than with a broker. That's called making technology work for you.
A credit card is a convenient way to pay for your purchases, but it's important to track your spending to stay out of debt. Pay off your balance in full each month whenever you can.
Read more about the benefits of using a credit card so you can use it wisely. With National Bank Mastercard® credit cards, you can earn cashbacks or rewards points, and enjoy great travel rewards and benefits like travel insurance. Other cards offer low interest rates or have no annual fee.
It's not always easy to set aside a large amount once a year. Systematic savings lets you set up a transfer at a frequency of your choice, for example every payday. It's a simple, convenient way to save up for your next vacation or any other big expense.
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