You recently suffered a personal injury, but, thankfully, you are on the road to recovery. That is, you are mending physically.

While taking time off from your job in Alabama, you could have limited income. Securian Financial has a number of tips on keeping your financial house in order after an injury. Be sure to put them to good use.

Use coupons and money-saving apps

If you were not using them before, now is a good time to make good use of coupons and apps designed to save you money while shopping at the grocery store. While you are at it, check to see if the grocery store you frequent has a loyalty card you can use to save even more money. Always check to see if any items on your list are on sale before you head out on a grocery run.

Fine-tune your budget

Even if you already have a budget, now is a good time to go over it again. Specifically, look for areas where you can eliminate unnecessary spending or cut down on necessary spending. While you are at it, compare what (if any) income you have coming in with your regular monthly bills. Take steps to avoid an unnecessary disaster before late fees hit your account by switching phone plans and asking for better rates from your utility providers.

Take care of credit card payments first

Speaking of late fees, aim for taking care of your credit card payments first. Besides late fees, you also have to worry about your credit score taking a hit if you do not make a credit card payment on time. You do not want your body to heal while your credit score takes damage.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.