Fall Cleaning Your Finances: 5 Ways to Keep Your Finances in Check

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow clients’ wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine. Abrahamsen is the author of the new book, Money Rules: 9 Rules to Massive Wealth.


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5 Ways to Keep Your Finances in Check


You want to make sure that your long-term strategy is congruent with your short-term strategy. If the short-term is not working out, you may need to adjust what you are doing to make sure your outcome produces the desired results you are looking to accomplish. It is just like setting sail on a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. You know where you want to go and plot your course, but there are many factors that need to be considered to get you across and across safely. Your finances behave the exact same way. Check your current situation and make sure you are taking into consideration all the various wealth-eroding factors that can take you completely off course.


With interest rates increasing, you should look at your existing mortgage to make sure that it doesn’t adjust creating a future problem. You may want to consider refinancing to a 30-year fixed rate, despite the fact the rates are higher now. This way you can protect yourself from an increasing payment you cannot afford.


The most important aspect to look for when reviewing your credit report is accurate. Make sure the reporting agencies are reporting things accurately. If it doesn’t appear to be reporting correct and accurate information, you should consult with a reputable credit repair company to help you fix the incorrect information.


 A great tip for lowering utility bills or car insurance premiums: Simply ask! There may be things you are not aware of that could save you hundreds of dollars every month. You just need to call all of the companies that you do business with to find out about cost-cutting strategies. 


 If you are coming up short monthly, you can find “additional” money.  Consider lowering your 401 (k) to the match or adjusting your W4 exemptions to find extra money in your paycheck. All too often people end up making decisions one at a time, at different times in their lives, with different people, under different circumstances. Having a sound strategy in place will allow you to view your finances with a macro-economic lens vs a microeconomic view. Stay the course and adjust accordingly from a risk and tax standpoint.


Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. He has been quoted in numerous national publications, such as Forbes, On Wall Street, Financial Planning, Bottom Line Personal, Smart Money, and cited in the Encyclopedia Britannica. An independent research firm has selected Harry James Abrahamsen as “The 10 Most Dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic” published in the Forbes December 2007 issue Investment Guide. Harry Abrahamsen has five children and resides in New Jersey. Abrahamsen is the author of the new book, Money Rules: 9 Rules to Massive Wealth.

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