Did you set a new year’s goal to reduce your credit card debt, save a deposit for your dream home or buy a new car?

Whether you’re a new year goal setter or not… in order to smash your goals, you need to check-in along the way to see how you are doing. And when it comes to reaching those fun finance goals, we’ve got an awesome team who can help you find the perfect account, so all you need to do is pop the money in and watch it grow.

Who are we? We’re the only Tasmanian customer-owned bank. We may be small compared to those other banks but we’re mighty when it comes to knowing all about Tassie and our local communities. And we’ve got the goods – think loans, from home to business; bank accounts to help you save or spend, and everything, you’d expect from a bank, in between.

But enough about us… this is about you! If you’ve set yourself a money goal, you’re going to need a budget. Just between us… a budget will become your best friend when it comes to setting and achieving your savings goals.

At a very basic level, to save money you need to figure out what money you’ve got coming in versus what money’s going out and one of the easiest ways to work out where you are at is to use a budget tool or planner. This will give you an idea of your spending habits and help you see where you are overspending (yikes!). Knowing exactly where your money is going will help you achieve awesome goals, like starting a savings plan or making a dent in your debt.

And to make your life easier we have a free budget planner on our website, so all you need to do is plug in your figures.

So, what are you waiting for? On your marks, get set…. GO!

Please note: this information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. You should consider this before acting on any of this information.