Career Focused Adults

Financial guidance for maturing adults without children

Maximizing your paycheck in your 30s and 40s is a priority during this time when your income tends to rise. You may have discretionary income for travel and hobbies, and the challenge is to find the right balance between spending and saving. The financial decisions you make now will have the greatest impact on the lifestyle you will enjoy during retirement. It’s important to note that people are retiring earlier and living longer, and you may need more money in the future than you think.

ACB can help you stay on track with your long term financial goals.

For help determining the best accounts and products for sound and productive money management during your Career-Focused Lifestage, please contact us.

1.Shop for the best mortgage and consumer loans

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Shopping, comparing and negotiating may save you thousands of dollars when seeking the best mortgage or consumer loan. A mortgage—whether for a home purchase, refinancing or a home equity loan—is a product, just like a car, so terms may be negotiable. You’ll want to compare all the costs involved in obtaining a mortgage including interest rates, points, fees and down payment and private mortgage insurance requirements. Home equity loans can be helpful when reducing significant credit card debt—but be cautious about re-building credit card debt once after paying these loans.

With competitive rates, experienced lending professionals and local decision-making, you’ll be sure
to find a loan at ACB Bank that meets your needs. To apply for a mortgage or consumer loan now, call or stop by and talk with one of our lending officers.

Mortgage Loans

Construction Loans

Installment Loans

2.Understand your credit report

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Your financial behavior over the past seven years, including how much credit you have, how long you've had it and whether you pay your bills on time is information included in your credit report. Three credit reporting agencies — Equifax, TransUnion and Experian — maintain these reports, and lenders buy them to help them decide whether to offer you a prequalification. Your credit report also carries your credit score ranked between 300 and 850 that many lenders use to decide whether you are creditworthy and will repay a loan. Your credit score can also influence the interest rate you pay. In many cases the higher your score, the lower your interest rate. Your credit score is available from the three credit reporting agencies:
 

Equifax – www.equifax.com
TransUnion – www.transunion.com
Experian – www.experian.com

3.Conserve time, money and paper with ACB Bank’s convenient checking accounts with online banking and bill pay

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You’ll reduce the time it takes to pay your bills and save on the expense of paper checks and postage while helping the environment.
 

Free Checking

Money Market

Interest Account

4.Save for Retirement

Many people underestimate the amount of money they’ll need in retirement. Be realistic about major expenditures, e.g., is your mortgage going to be paid off by retirement? If so, you may need less income than you do now. Do you plan to buy a vacation home or travel extensively? Will you have to pay for your own health insurance? These and other financial considerations come into play. Now is a good time to up your contributions to your retirement savings accounts.

Talk with a ACB Bank’s Customer Service Representative to learn about the products we offer that can help you meet your retirement goals.

Certificate of Deposit

Interest Account

Savings Account

Tips for Effective Financial Management:

  • Understand what your credit report score means and take a pro-active
    role in monitoring it.
  • Resist the urge to cut back on savings to meet rising expenses or accommodate other goals.
  • Make sure your mortgage payment, including taxes and insurance, represents no more than XX percent of your gross monthly income.
  • Spend less than you earn—it’s the simplest way to stay free from
    all-consuming debt.

Some Financial Calculators for Career-Focused Adults

Our calculators can help you determine what you need to achieve your goals and stay on budget.

 Mortgage Calculator   Retirement Planner