Almost every person that you come in contact with can agree that being financially fit is one of the most desired positions in our society today. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most uncommon realities that we find in our communities, because gathering the knowledge and tools needed to make it happen is usually a very time-consuming project. Enter the Financial Fitness Program. Ever since its debut into the professional world, the Financial Fitness suite of products has continued to expand and impress. Although the beginning resources were strictly informational; recently, a program was launched to help the Financial Fitness customers both track and save money on their everyday expenses. The idea behind the Track and Save program is to give Financial Fitness customers the tools that they need to coincide with the information that they’re taking in to effectively begin and master the journey of becoming debt free–and eventually–financially independent.
“A couple of days ago, I went to get my tires changed; and when they went over my car at the garage, they told me that I also needed new rotors and break pads. Between the rotors and the tires–and I also needed to get new spark plugs for my car–I was able to save $96.88 with the Track and Save app. I’m so thankful, because that is the exact amount that I need to pay on my student loan each month!” -Anthony Trucano (Financial Fitness customer)
The Financial Fitness Program encompasses the three key areas that one needs to master to be financially fit: the Defense, the Offense and the Playing Field of personal finances. Just like in any team sport, if a team is great at the offensive plays, but they are horribly bad on the defensive side, they probably won’t have a great season. On the same token, if a team has a really good defensive strategy, but they don’t apply any offense, they are also out of luck. And if you do find a team that does well in both the defense and the offense, but they don’t understand the philosophy of the game that they’re playing, they can kiss their victory march goodbye. In financial fitness, one must learn about and apply the knowledge from all three aspects. The Track and Save program makes planning your personal defensive strategy much more convenient, as well as very efficient.
“Jon & Leslie Fowler were doing some back-to-school shopping with their boys a couple of weeks ago. They were picking up some shoes at Sketchers for the new school year, and they saved $107 on one purchase with the Track and Save app. They were so excited to share!” -Will Brindley (Financial Fitness representative)
“Lynn’s SUV needed some brake work today. It needed new brakes and rotors in the front, and they did the work. The bill came out to $410. I pulled up the Track and Save app on my iPad, and it said 15% off. So my bill went from $410 to $338. I thought that was pretty fired up. Track and Save all the way! -Kolynn Kelley (Financial Fitness customer)
The Track and Save program has officially been in play for three full months–from July 2015 through September 2015–and we want to share some of the results that the Financial Fitness community has been able to experience. Since this product launched in July, the combined savings add up to a total of $1,376,765* to date. That’s $1.3 million back in customers’ pockets that would have usually been spent on daily expenses.
“I just found a new use for my Track and Save program, and this is very important. Yesterday, I took a look through my bank statements and I found a charge that I didn’t recognize. It was for $10.83. Since July 1st, I have tracked every single penny and every single expense through the Track & Save program; so I was able to reflect back–look through my transactions–and see if I could identify this one. It had a weird name, and it was time-stamped with a time when I had not purchased anything…And I could not find anything for $10.83. So I was able to call my bank, get a refund that very moment, get the card cancelled–and they’re sending out a new one. I’m protected. So I didn’t lose my money, and I’m not going to lose money in the future. Quite frankly, before I was tracking my expenses, there would be no way I could tell–no way that I could verify that I didn’t spend that. Even if I would’ve figured out that it was a bad charge, I wouldn’t have been able to prove it. For all intensive purposes, track your spending!” -John Burns (Financial Fitness customer)