Resolutions don’t have to start in the New Year — when it comes to getting your finances together, there’s no time like the present. We’re sharing four simple money moves you can make today to ensure that you (and your bank account) are heading in the right direction tomorrow.
Getting your finances in order is easy when you have the right tools. | Photo via Pexels
💸 Define your short- and long-term savings goals
Whether you’re saving for a down payment, vacation, retirement, or all of the above, the first step to building a better financial future is getting clear on where your priorities lie.
A good place to start for short-term savings? Build an emergency fund with three months’ worth of living expenses. A good long-term savings goal? A down payment + retirement — aim to save a set monthly amount for both.
💸 Automate your savings
Once you’ve established your savings goals, use direct deposit to your advantage. Automating your savings is one of the biggest life hacks — if you can’t see it, you can’t spend it. Republic Bank’s direct deposit services make it super easy to direct money into different accounts — even if the income is coming from different sources (think: VA benefits, pension, or your employer).
💸 Take advantage of technology
Republic Bank’s online + mobile banking apps make it easier than ever to stay informed and up to date with your account status + savings progress. Biometric logins (read: logging in with facial recognition technology) help keep your account secure, and their money management system provides a ton of tools to help you stick to your goals.
💸 Remember that good things take time
Saving money and reaching your financial goals isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. It takes time to go the distance — keep the big picture in mind.
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- Electric Relaxation | Tues., April 12 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Bar Sovereign, 514 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | Free | This weekly gathering of the community includes a live DJ set, drink specials, food + a vintage pop-up.
- John Mayer | Wed., April 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $80+ | Join the Grammy Award-winning artist on his “Sob Rock” tour.
Yoga in the Yard | Wed., April 13 | 4:30-5:15 p.m. | oneC1TY, 8 City Blvd. | $5 | Sign up online for this outdoor yoga class, followed by Avo’s happy hour until 6 p.m. 🧘
Opry Country Classics | Thurs., April 14 | 7 p.m. | Opry House | $55+ | Experience a night of country artists including Crystal Gayle, The Gatlin Brothers + Maggie Rose.
Nashville Predators vs. Edmonton Oilers | Thurs., April 14 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $29+ | Come cheer on the Predators for one of the team’s last regular season games. 🏒
- Become a Scientist With iNaturalist | Fri., April 15 | 12-4 p.m. | Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd. | Free | Learn how to use the iNaturalist app to explore plants and animals in the park. 🌿
Great Spring Art Hop | Fri., April 15-Sat., April 16 | Times vary | Cheekwood Estate and Gardens | Cost of admission | This kid-friendly event includes nine giant bunnies painted by local artists on display throughout the garden + egg hunting.
- Music City Food Truck Park and Flea Market | Sat., April 16 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Marketplace in East Nashville, 400 Davidson St. | Cost of purchase | Enjoy live music, drinks, food trucks, and shopping. 🛍️
The Great Adult Egg Hunt & Hoppy Hour | Sat., April 16 | 1-5 p.m. | Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, 1800 Polk St., Chattanooga | $7 in advance, $10 at the door | Egg hunts aren't just for kids anymore — this hunt features one-of-a-kind artist eggs, prize eggs from local companies + a restaurant "hoppy hour." 🐰*
- Mary Poppins | Select days Thurs., April 28-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | TPAC's James K. Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St. | $50 | Nashville Repertory Theatre presents the magnificent story of the world’s favorite nanny. ☂️*
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Municipal Auditorium saw star-studded performances from some of the best in the game at last night’s 2022 CMT Music Awards — including a show-stopping duet from Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris + entertainment from Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, and Cody Johnson, among others.
NASHtoday had quite the view. | Photo by NASHtoday
Jason Aldean + Carrie Underwood's "If I Didn't Love You" stole the show, winning both "Video of the Year" and "Collaborative Video of the Year." Cody Johnson closely followed their lead with two awards as well. George Strait won “CMT Performance of the Year” — his first CMT Award — for Charley Pride's "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone," and Taylor Swift secured this year’s newest award “Trending Comeback Song of the Year.” For a full list of nominees and winners, visit the link at the button below.
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Mr. Worldwide is making a (pit)stop in Nashville. Pitbull will perform at Bridgestone Arena on the “Can’t Stop Us Now” tour Sun., Oct. 9. The artist will be joined by Sean Paul + SiriusXM's Globalization DJs will open all stops. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Mother-daughter duo The Judds have announced their first tour in over a decade. The artists will perform “The Final Tour” with special guest Martina McBride at Bridgestone Arena on Fri., Oct. 28. Tickets go on sale Friday. 🎤
M-Cubed Developments hopes to launch a short-term rental residential building in The Gulch — 900 Division St. The seven-story building, labeled as a “boutique group-travel hotel,” will house 22 units. The proposal will go before the Metro Planning Department Downtown Code Design Review Committee May 26 for approval. (Nashville Post)
A $54.3 million construction project will close a portion of I-65 in Spring Hill. The June Lake Boulevard exit, a 2.25-mile extension of Buckner Road, is slated to be completed in April 2023. A traffic study predicts the interchange will see ~17,000 trips in its first year. (Nashville Business Journal)
Eight cents. That’s how much the average Tennessee unleaded gas price fell last week, according to AAA. Data shows 86% of Tennessee gas stations are priced below $4 a gallon. The average price is now $3.89, ~24 cents less than it was a month ago statewide. ⛽ (WSMV)
Mayor John Cooper will deliver the 59th State of Metro address at Southeast Community Center in Antioch Wed., April 27. This will be the first time the address will be held at a location outside of the urban core. The change comes as the acquisition + redevelopment of the Global Mall awaits Metro Council approval. (Nashville Post)
Kendra Scott and new tapas restaurant Boqueria have partnered for a Mother’s Day Happy Hour Shopping Party. Twenty percent of all jewelry purchases will be donated to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. The event kicks off Fri., May 6 from 3-5 p.m. at Fifth + Broadway’s Kendra Scott location.
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Four Seasons Hotel Nashville will host a three-day hiring event (Wed., April 13-Fri., April 15) at Music City Center from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The hotel will open in mid-2022 + available positions include culinary, housekeeping, guest services, and more.
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Family-owned pizzeria Joey’s House of Pizza has closed. The pizza joint has served its New York-style pizza for more than two decades, most recently at 897 Elm Hill Pk. The family announced the closure with a handwritten note posted to Instagram, which hints at a forthcoming business venture.
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