Spring is such a beautiful time for change. All around us we are a witness to our friends getting married, relocating, launching new business ventures and with all of the wonderful accomplishments that we see — we rarely ask ourselves, how much did they spend on this? Raise your hand if you’ve thrown out the budget because “THIS was really important!” If your hand isn’t up, don’t worry — we either forgive you or applaud you for doing what so many of us neglect to do…creating a month-to-month budget! No two months are identical, especially during seasons of change and transition. Now that Mother Nature has decided to allow us some warm weather and change is upon us, keep these in mind:
- Don’t forget your life hacks. If you have to spend more in one area, cut back on another by using what you already have. Decrease your food budget by taking an inventory of what you already have in the kitchen and make a list of all of the meals that you can make for the week.
- Skip one week of hair and nail appointments by doing the job yourself. Not only will you get out of the chair much sooner, but you’ve saved your coins for the day you’ll need them!
- Want to look great at the wedding in something that nobody’s seen you in? Thrift shop using apps like: ThredUp. There are new and used items on the site that are far below the store price, and now you won’t break the bank for their wedding plus you still look great!