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Spring has finally arrived, and it’s Easter weekend! We have officially turned the corner away from Old Man Winter and are heading straight into the warm embrace of Spring.
Easter and the season of spring are all about renewal and rebirth.
Mother nature will begin the task of remaking our neck of the woods. Soon we’ll see the grass turn green, the trees bud and the flowers pop out from their cold, sleepy state.
It’s a splendid time for us to consider renewal too and spring clean our finances.
Why Spring Clean Your Finances?
Well, for starters, if you don’t you’ll just stay right where you’re at, and if you want to get out of debt or improve your finances in some significant way, you need to start doing something differently.
Just sitting around thinking about changing your ways, saving money or cutting up your credit cards only works for so long. At some point, you need to move from contemplation to actual action. Without the action step, nothing happens. You just stay stuck in place.
Second, if not now when? Today is just as good a time as any to make the commitment and move forward. Waiting isn’t going to add anything to the resolution of the problem other than more wasted time.
Third, if you’re scared about making this change, remember that fear is just an emotion, and it’s not the truth about anything. Fear is just the emotion that lets you know you’re not sure what the outcome will be or what it will look like, but it doesn’t mean you should not move forward. To the contrary, fear is usually an indication that you’re moving past your comfort zone and are willing to take a risk.
So go ahead, take the risk and do something different. I mean whatever you were doing before isn’t working so why not try what countless others have tried before you?
Finally, if you’re afraid of the sacrifices you’ll have to make understand that this is entirely understandable. Giving up a part of your old life requires changes most would rather not make. But what I do know is once you bust out of that way of thinking and embrace the reality of the things you’ll have to do without, you find a new way of living, and it becomes more satisfying than your old way of life.
If you’ve been putting off doing something about your financial situation, spring is a great time to make the commitment to get your financial house in order. Don’t know where to start? Here’re some articles from around the web to help get you started.
7 Expert Tips on Spring Cleaning Your Finances – The Street
4 Ways To Spring Clean Your Budget – Kasasa
5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances and Save Thousands – Beauty and Bedlam
Here’re some additional articles to help you get your money nailed down and working for you.