Advantage Credit Counseling Service is excited to announce the redesign of the Online Budget Advisor website and the launch of our new FREE tool: Goal Tracker. We’ve also made some updates to the free Budget Builder tool as well. With the help of a grant from Bank of America, we are able to provide free, useful, and important financial tools to help consumers with any part of their financial picture. These tools can help you stay on track, get out of debt, better your current situation, manage your finances, and much more.
Budget Builder –
This free online budgeting tool helps you create a realistic budget that is tailored to your spending habits. You can tweak your budget and experiment to find a winning strategy. Building a budget is the first step toward finding out where all of your money is going each month and how to save more money each month. Budget Builder is an easy step-by-step free tool that makes creating a budget really simple.
Goal Tracker –
Whether you want to purchase a house or vehicle, save for retirement, start a vacation fund, get out of debt or pay down those student loans, the Goal Tracker tool can help you reach your savings goals. Just enter how much money you need to save in order to reach each goal, set a deadline date, and then manage your savings history. It’s super easy to stick to your savings plan and to see your overall progress.
Some examples of goals that you could create are; buy a house, save for a vacation, buy a car, save for retirement, pay off credit card debt, save for college books, etc. Also, don’t forget about periodic expenses which occur on an irregular basis throughout the year. Examples may include quarterly car insurance payments, school taxes, local real estate taxes, water and sewage bills, or vehicle maintenance costs such as inspections.
Goals give you something to look forward to and that will ultimately help you save money. The new Goal Tracker tool will help you out along the way. Keep saving that money, creating new goals and enjoying the rewards of using this free goal tracking system. With each goal that you accomplish, your financial success story grows!
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Benefits of Using Online Budget Advisor’s Free Tools –
For starters, both tools are 100% free to use! Advantage CCS does not release any information to third parties. Also, the tools are really easy to use and understand. Advantage CCS has more than 44 years of experience with helping people save money, assisting them with budgeting, and helping them get their finances back on track! They are a reputable Non-Profit organization that is a proud member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), maintains an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and is certified through the Council on Accreditation (COA).
Online Budget Advisor’s suite of financial tools is completely free to the public and can be used anytime. There are two products that are available to help you with your personal finance needs. Choose between the Budget Builder tool and the Goal Tracker tool. Budget Builder will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you create a realistic budget and help you manage your money with a custom 20+ page printable Action Plan. The Goal Tracker tool will assist you with setting up your savings goals and help you manage the things you’d like to start saving money for, i.e. family vacation, new bike, flower garden, etc.
About Advantage CCS –
Since 1968, Advantage Credit Counseling Service has been educating and counseling consumers about budgeting, debt management, and the responsible use of credit. The Agency’s services help to financially strengthen individuals; better their lives; increase family stability; improve workplace performance; and ultimately benefit the entire community. Advantage CCS offers financial education workshops, credit counseling, housing counseling, a debt management program, bankruptcy education, bankruptcy counseling, and more.
For more information on additional services, class schedules, and educational materials please visit www.advantageccs.org or call 1-866-699-2227 today.