Take time this spring to review your personal finances
The tradition of spring cleaning is much more prevalent in cold weather climates. I guess that would explain why we Californians don’t have a rich tradition of cleaning and reorganizing our homes as the weather turns warmer. We’re more of an auto insurance culture, right! 🙂
What’s the origins of spring cleaning anyway?
I’m not really sure, but I’ve read that it could be associated with the ancient Jewish practice of cleaning the home in anticipation of the spring-time memorial and feasts associated with Passover. There are also some who relate spring cleaning with the Persian new year, which falls on the fist day of spring. Even today many Iranians practice “khooneh tekouni” which literally mans “shaking the house.” In this tradition everything in the home is thoroughly cleaned … from top to bottom.
There are similar traditions from Scotland, Ireland and New Zealand.
Regardless of where we get this tradition, we can all agree, it’s a good practice to frequently take an inventory, reorganize, and clean our space. It’s a very rewarding practice.
But this doesn’t have to end with the your home, we can apply a similar concept to our personal finances.
Below is an infographic that can provide you a basic structure for conducting an annual spring cleaning of your personal finances.
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Anytime you review your personal finances, and make even the most simple adjustments to correct the things that are costing you money, it’s a good thing. But if you think of the concept of spring cleaning, and apply this to your personal finances, you can setup a regular time to review your personal finances that will help you stay on track.