When it comes to saving for long-term goals, the earlier you can start, the better! By saving today, you can build security and achieve greater financial flexibility and freedom for your future. Here's how to get started:
Prioritize your long-term financial goals
It helps to prioritize your long-term savings goals, so you know what to focus on first. Go through your list and label each of your goals as a “need" or a “want." This way, if your budget becomes a little tighter one month, you'll know what you need to fund and what you can skip.
Choose smart savings options
Now that you've prioritized your financial goals, it's time to decide where to put your savings.
Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU) offers a range of smart savings options, including our signature TrueSaver® savings account, Money Market accounts and Share Certificates. When it comes to saving for retirement, consider enrolling in your employer's retirement plan if one is offered, especially if there's a company match. Other retirement investment options include Traditional or Roth IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts). If 2022 is the year you're starting to save for a child's higher education expenses, consider a 529 Savings Plan, which offers special tax benefits when used for educational expenses. WPCU's Retirement Solutions Team, available through CFS*, is here to help you navigate the options and plan for your financial future.
Take steps to boost your savings
There are many simple steps you can take to get closer to your long-term savings goals. Here are a few:
Save better for your financial future
Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU) is here to help you save better for your long-term goals today so you can enjoy greater financial flexibility and freedom tomorrow! Visit your nearest Member Center to learn about our savings account options or explore our online Education Center for more helpful tips, tools and resources.