Financial Fitness

Financial Fitness



As your financial life partner, we want to help you get fit—financially!

You will be better prepared to take on the big things by building healthy habits into your lifestyle now.

To help you, we have developed the Financial Fitness series! Every few weeks we will focus on a different aspect of financial fitness.We will have tools, booklets, and activities to help you build these into your life.

  • Save money by ensuring your products are right for you
  • Achieve short and long term goals
  • Manage your daily money needs
  • Set yourself up for financial success
  • Prepare yourself for life's milestones

Talk to your Personal Financial Fitness Trainer–a SASCU Advisor–to learn more. 

Are you feeling stressed about money? Helpful tips about your Financial freedom can be found here.

Account Check Up



When did you last do a health check on your bank account? The way we bank changes over time; the account we had a few years ago may no longer be the right fit today!

Taking a look at your options and making a small change can save you money!

Questions to ask yourself:

  • How do you use your account?
  • Have you reviewed your monthly service fees?
  • What are your primary modes of banking? (Online, Debit Card, In Branch)
  • What account is suitable to your needs?


Come in to talk to an Advisor or check out our different accounts online.

Weekly Savings Goals


Now it's time to shape up your savings! Once you start seeing your savings grow, it's easier to keep saving!  

  • Are you saving some money from each paycheque?
  • Can you start with something small like $50 a paycheque?
  • Discover our Savings Growth Calculator to see how starting early can really make a difference!


Talk with your SASCU Advisor today to review your short and long-term goals and choose your best options!

Healthy Budget Habits


A budget strengthens your ability to stay on track. It is a daily workout plan that gets you to your goals!

  • What are your financial goals? Short term goals? Long term goals?
  • Have you found a balance for money coming in and money going out?
  • Do you currently follow a budget?
  • Download our interactive online budget for your personal use.

What are the advantages to having a budget?

  • Having a budget is the first step to understanding where all your money is currently going.
  • A budget requires you to decide what your goals are and establish financial priorities.
  • Helps you make better use of the money that comes in your hands.
  • A budget helps you see whether your goals are attainable.
  • A budget tests your commitment to your goals.


Talk with your SASCU Advisor today to review your budget and choose your best options!



Credit Core Strength



A strong credit score is fundamental to financial fitness!

  • Credit Scores are a big measure lenders use to decide whether to lend money to you and at which rate.
  • You may even get better insurance rates with a strong credit score. (Talk to SASCU Insurance for more information)
  • Building your credit early can set you up for success.

Do you know your Score?

  • If not ask SASCU if your score is in our system. OR
  • Get your score and a credit report from Equifax or TransUnion.

What is the advantage of checking your credit report annually?

  • It's a good way to check for identity theft.
  • Gain understanding about what is being tracked.
  • Find out who has been checking your credit history.
  • Helps plan for major loans and purchases.
  • Resolve any inaccuracies early.

Talk to a SASCU Advisor today to better understand your credit.

Retirement Motivation



Put in the energy and effort now. Relax later. The biggest thing is getting started and having a plan that works itself, like using automatic transfers and deposits into the right products.

Our staff can help you decide on the right steps, and whether a TFSA, an RRSP or a combination is the right investment for you.

Don’t worry; we will help you balance moving toward your retirement goals with what you need to enjoy life today! It's not painful and when you need that boost of energy to stick with it, your personal trainers at SASCU are here for you!

 

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU


Account Check Up