4 Tips for Saving for a Down Payment

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August 03, 2022

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Congratulations! You finally found the house or car of your dreams, and now it is time to put a down payment on it. When it comes to saving for your down payment, make sure to give yourself plenty of time and get creative with saving solutions, as this will make reaching your goal more attainable. Below are four tips to start saving for a down payment and turning your dreams into a reality!

  1. Cancel subscriptions that you could live without. In the age of streaming, we pay for lots of services, some of which we might not even use. Go through your monthly subscriptions and get rid of the ones that you think you could do without. By canceling these monthly subscriptions, you are saving some money that could go towards a down payment.

  2. Sell your old items. There is a good chance that you have at least $100 worth of items laying around your house that you do not use. To make some easy money, sell those items on sites such as Facebook Marketplace or Poshmark. Not only will you earn money towards your savings and down payment, but you will also get rid of your old junk!

  3. Make a budgeting plan. If you have a specific thing you want or an idea of how much something would cost, go through your expenses, and make a game plan for how you are going to save for it. You can do this the old-fashioned way with pen and paper, or you can use Arbor's personal finance manager in online banking to create a budget. You can also view our quick, interactive Level Up lesson on budgeting to learn more tips on how to budget. If you have a plan for how you are going to save for a down payment, you are more likely to do so.

  4. Put a little bit of each paycheck towards your savings. Every time you get paid, set a specific amount aside to put towards saving for a down payment. Arbor Financial offers video courses with helpful information on building savings and more through Level Up. If you start early, you will have plenty of money saved up to make those big purchases a piece of cake!

When it comes to needing a down payment, Arbor Financial Credit Union is here to help. On our website, you can find various financial calculators to see how much your monthly payments might be. Not only is our website designed to make the financial processes more effortless, but our friendly staff is also always here to help and answer any questions you may have. Use these tips to start saving, and get more today!

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