It is hard to live on a fixed income and make it work. This section will help you create a budget that works for you and identify where you can change your spending habits.

Ready for a Rainy day?

It is always important to have money set aside for unexpected expenses or saving up for a big purchase. Click here to find out about different kind of accounts and the difference between saving and investing.

Opening up a bank account

It is important to choose the right bank when opening an account. Here is a link to some useful information when bank-shopping.

Investing your money

Opening a savings account is great but if you are looking to invest some of your money this information will be very helpful. Investing can be risky so it is important to know what you are doing.

Savings Accounts/Money Markets

There are multiple options for saving your money, this link provides information on savings accounts, EE series savings bonds, money market funds, and certificates of deposit (CD).

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