Farmers Insurance Agency Mick Manley Offers Advice to Help Ensure Financial Health
Omaha insurance agent and philanthropist, Mick Manley, suggests the following to ensure financial health for the year ahead and beyond:
Develop a budget and stick to it. Start by making two columns, one for expenses and the other for income, and total them. Whether you make as much as you spend or not, see where you can cut corners, such as luxury items, pay down debt and increase savings
Add line items to your budget for taxes, savings, college and vacation funds
Add financial goals to your everyday calendar, for example-paying off student loans by a certain time. Consider paying off the largest balances first and try transferring outstanding balances to lower-interest-rate accounts
Consistently view credit card and bank records to make sure transactions are accurate and see where you can cut spending
Pay credit card bills in full, cut up the cards you don’t need and try to use cash whenever possible
Take advantage of programs through work such as discounts on phones, computers and fitness memberships
When shopping, buy in bulk, use coupons, look for sales, shop around, purchase generic or store brand, and stick to the shopping list
At home, use a programmable thermostat, evaluate the air system to find holes that need repair, and get rid of the home phone
Take care of your car’s engine and tires to save on gas and repair
Through hard work, dedication and attending both passionately and professionally to the needs of clients, Manley and his small team at his Farmers Insurance agency in Omaha, Nebraska have grown the agency into the largest Farmers Insurance agency in the state. His agency also is the second largest for the entire Farmers Insurance region.
Manley’s service to the community includes support of the Siena/Francis house, Restoration Exchange, Homeward Bound animal rescue, the Ronald McDonald House, and The Stephen Center.
Give him a call at (402) 391-1656 and he'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.