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Retirement  |  My GreenGuide®

  • How to Make Money in Retirement. Click here to learn more.
  • It can throw your retirement plans into disarray, but it can also hold new possibilites. Learn more.
  • How Much SHould I Be Saving for Retirement? Saving for retirement is vital, regardless of your stage of life. Click here to learn more.
Tips
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  • Save Time
    Don't be afraid to delegate responsibilities to others. Especially if you're a parent.

    Save Money
    Before hitting "buy" when shopping online, do an Internet search for the store to see if there are coupon codes or other promotions available.

    Save for the Future
    Tired of hearing about "staycations" where you vacation at home instead of an exotic destination? Then use it to your advantage! Add up the airfare, hotel and dining out expenses for a family holiday away and then find a friend or family member with an idle lake or mountain cabin you can borrow — and promptly deposit the savings in your emergency fund or a retirement account.
  • Save Time
    Take a few moments on Sunday afternoon to plan out dinners for the rest of the week. Be sure to check what you already have on hand before going to the store.

    Save Money
    Take stock of how much food you are throwing out on a weekly basis. You might be buying too much at the grocery store.

    Save for the Future
    Manage your list of to-dos with Todoist.com, a handy free service that allows you to list, order (and reorder), create sub-lists and generally organize all the things on your work or personal radar. Yes, there's an iPhone app, too. Wedoist.com is the online project management and team collaboration version.
  • Save Time
    Identity theft is an insidious crime and can become a time-consuming ordeal to repair the damage done by thieves — the Federal Trade Commission estimates 33 percent of victims spend 40 hours or more resolving problems relating to their identity theft. Learn more about how you can protect yourself.

    Save Money
    Make a virtue out of necessity: every time you stay in and cook at home, make a note of the money you saved and transfer that to your savings account. The $10, $25 or even $100 you save will add up quicker than you expect!

    Save for the Future
    Clean out your closet, basement or garage and have a yard sale. Put all the money you earn into a savings account instead of spending it.
  • Save Time
    Store phone numbers for your bank, favorite pizza place, local pharmacy, doctor's office, children's school and other often-called numbers in your phone. This can save minutes in trying to track down a number.

    Save Money
    Save money by keeping it at arm's length: If you direct deposit your paycheck, set your checking account to automatically transfer $50 or $100 every pay period from your checking to a special savings account that is strictly off limits. Within a year, you've saved $1,200-$2,400!

    Save for the Future
    If your children receive money for birthdays, holidays or other celebrations, talk with them about the importance of putting it into savings and budgeting how they will spend it.
  • Save Time
    Need to send money pay the babysitter, team dues, a fundraiser or a friend across the country? Use Regions Personal Paysm a personal payment service that sends money in as little as one business day from your bank to their bank in a snap — all you need is a mobile phone number or email address.

    Save Money
    When you take out an auto loan, buy a car that will retain value and suit your needs beyond the term of the loan. Try to find a vehicle that will fit your lifestyle now and for a few years to come.

    Save for the Future
    Add up a month's worth of "little luxuries" like gourmet coffee, cocktails or movies. See if you could cut that amount in half and put it into savings.
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