BANGOR - Tax season can be a great time to jump start a personal budget.
A recent national survey shows that more than half of Americans will use their returns to pay off debt. And once your head is above water, financial experts say putting a budget in place will set you up for future success, while accomplishing personal goals.
"So if you want a vacation, or you want a new car, or you want something fun, a budget helps you get there," says Marion Syverson, "and pay your bills."
Syverson says your budget should break down so that it looks something like this:
35% allotted for housing, 25% for life: which includes food, entertainment, and health care expenses. 15% for transportation, and 10% for savings.
Information provided by:
Marion Syverson, MBA
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Kristin Hosfelt joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in September of 2012. Pursuing a career in TV news has been a dream of hers since she first stepped foot in a news studio at 12-years-old. She has a true passion for storytelling and loves knowing each day working in the field, will be different than the day before.
She's a California native and a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in broadcast journalism. She previously worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for SJSU's student-run newscast, and interned at KCRA News in Sacramento, CA and NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA.
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