The Banker’s Guide to Saving
Making a Savings Account and Sticking to It
If you’re new to the world of personal finance, it can be difficult to know where to start. One place that’s a great starting point is at your bank: if you don’t have a savings account yet, open one up today! This article at Bayern Online will walk you through the process and show you how easy it can be.
First things first – go to your local bank branch or visit their website (most banks offer online banking now) and ask them for more information about opening an account. They’ll usually give you some brochures with all of the different types of accounts they offer; pick whichever one sounds best for your needs and goals. Once you’ve found a good fit, head back into the branch and fill out the forms .
Remember, you don’t have to be a full-time employee of the bank (or even work at all!) in order to open up an account with them. As long as you’re 18 years or older and have identification that’s not expired, then they’ll set you up for your very own savings account! They might ask for some documentation about who can access it if finances are joint – make sure to bring this information first thing when opening your account so there won’t be any delays.
To keep things simple from now on out: put money into your new savings account every month by making weekly transfers using online banking or mobile apps from one of those two methods we mentioned before. Initially, these deposits should equal $100 per month .
To make sure that you don’t fall off the wagon, set up a calendar reminder to notify yourself of when it’s time for your deposit. If you’re really serious about saving more money then increase these deposits by $50 each month until you reach an amount that works best for you!
If there is any other way in which we can help or if there are any questions – please feel free to email us and we’ll get back as soon as possible. Good luck with all those savings goals!!!
One last thing: remember not to keep all your eggs in one basket so consider putting some away into different types of investments like bonds, mutual funds, ETFs etc. You never know what will happen next year…