|We all know the importance of a good spring cleaning of your home. Take everything out of your closets, clean, reorganize, start a donation pile, and put it back together all neat and tidy. But many of us don’t ever consider a “spring cleaning” of our finances. Whether you are a Saver, Spender, Risk Taker, Security Seeker, or Flyer, everyone likes the feel and smell of a nice clean house. Try these 4 Tips to Spring Clean your Spending:|
- Dedicate a day: Your house takes a day to spring clean, so will your money matters. Put the date on the calendar and do it together! Take a personal day from work… call it your “Personal Money Day”, set all distractions aside, roll up your sleeves and remove the cobwebs from your budget.
- Decide which rooms are going to get cleaned:
- Empty the closets: Get all of your statements and documents pulled together. Get all of your receipts, insurance statements, tax returns, investment statements, retirement statements and Estate Planning documents in one place.
- Put everything back in place:
Receipts – Clear the clutter.
Debts – Shop for lower interest rates.
Insurance – Discuss coverage.
Taxes – Check withholdings are right.
Investments – Evaluate asset class mix.
Retirement – Adjust any amounts. Are you saving enough?
Estate – Get your will or trust in place.
Few of us love to clean, but the results are so worth it!
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Make It Happen!
Scott & Bethany Palmer
The Money Couple®
Money Huddle Tip: During the “needs” part of your next Money Huddle, confirm which “rooms” you would like to spring clean.
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