3 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances This Season

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Nothing calls for a better time to get organized as the spring cleaning season. The rainy weather marks for a good opportunity to have a cozy day inside, tidy up your home or clean out your closet.

It also serves as an opportunity to take a good look at your finances. With the end of winter and paying off holiday expenses, and the anticipation of warmer weather and summer travels, you’re in the middle of getting your money in order.

Below, personal finance experts weigh in on three ways to clean up your personal finances this season.

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Barnes adds that eager summer vacationers can also try value-based spending this upcoming season, using the first month of spring to brainstorm their summer desires.

“Write these items or experiences down on a sheet of paper with the approximate costs beside them,” she explains. “In priority order, plug your top one to three experiences in your budget. Do your best to avoid forcing them to fit. The overall goal of budgeting is to provide guardrails, or financial safety, around your money and your habits.”

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