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How to Maximize Your Paycheck

Sometimes getting your paycheck to cover all your expenses can feel like carrying water in a leaky bucket – by the time you get where you were heading, it’s empty. With nothing leftover, building financial security can seem impossible.

Here are some simple tips to help maximize your paycheck by utilizing budgeting tools, taking advantage of employer offerings, and plugging some common money drains. Being diligent and thoughtful with every dollar you take in can help build a foundation of financial wellness.



Everyone’s situation is different – the opportunities and needs in your life will not exactly match anyone else’s, and your values and priorities will influence what a “maximized” paycheck looks like for you. The advisors at Alerus are happy to help you come up with a plan that works for you, no matter what your life stage or income. Set up time to meet with an advisor, and together we’ll find ways to get the most out of your money – and more importantly, more of what you want out of life.