First County Advisors/Wealth Management

Financial Literacy 101- Why it pays to get schooled in money management

In honor of “Financial Wellness Month” the First County Advisors team, the Wealth Management Division of First County Bank, will be sharing some of their favorite financial fitness tips to put you on the right track in 2016.

It may sound cliché, but that old saying; “knowledge is power” really is true. At least when it comes to something as important as managing your money. The more educated you are about financial matters, the easier it will be to make important decisions that can help you achieve success and reach your goals.

So just how do you get the knowledge you need? You could study finance with a leading business school. Or you can find easier, more affordable ways available to you. Here’s how:

  • Visit financial websites. The Internet brings a world of financial knowledge right to your fingertips. You can read the finance pages of news networks or even access a range of resources available from the federal government – right from your computer. If you’re buying a car, for example, you can get helpful tips from car buying sites to gain a negotiating edge before you start shopping.
  • Watch or listen to financial programs. Many cable TV and radio stations offer programming designed to help you learn more about a range of financial topics – from mortgage financing to retirement planning.
  • Attend free seminars. Many organizations, including First County Bank, offer free seminars on different financial topics. Take some time and attend. You may be surprised about what you can pick up by attending.
  • Visit the library. Want to learn more about the basics of investing? Or about whether a traditional or Roth IRA may be right for you? Visit the library to access helpful books and guides.

The more knowledgeable you become, the more control you’ll have over your financial future. And that right there is power.

Dave Metzgar, First County Advisors, wealth management, trustsTo inquire about our personal financial planning services, contact:
Dave Metzgar, CFP, CTFA, SVP
Senior Trust Officer
First County Advisors, the Wealth Management Division of First County Bank

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