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Spring 2020 has been like no other….that’s an understatement! Now is the perfect time to get your financial house in order. I’ve curated a list of ten posts with great tips on managing your family budget so you can give your finances a spring cleaning.
- Holly at Pink Fortitude tells you how to shop organic on a budget.
- David at DadLife Lessons shares five best money tips he learned from his dad.
- Ryan at MenwithKids shares 10 tips on how to make money while saving money. He mentions the RobinHood app for low-cost stock investing–something my more risk-averse 20-year-old son has been experimenting with (and doing well) this past year.
- The Curious Frugal has some inspiring ideas on getting out of debt. I particularly like how she gives a concrete example of how much you can save by preparing your own meals instead of eating out. I’m sure with the current quarantine, many people are reverting back to home-cooked meals!
- The Curious Frugal’s also written this post on 7 Important Lessons You Need from Baby Boomers. Love how she reflects on high-interest rates in the 1980s.
- For a bilingual (Italian/English) take on how to go from being broke to saving money, see Francine’s Place Blog. [As an aside, she’s based near Milan, the Italian epicenter of this spring’s pandemic.]
- Miss Many Pennies, based in the UK, walks you through 9 Super Easy Budgeting Tips You’ll Wish You Tried Sooner so you can turn pennies into pounds. Well, maybe dollars, euros, etc.
- Dollar Financials explains the 50/30/20 rule and other variations as a way to create a budget where you can get out of debt. I like that they acknowledge that this allocation might not work in high cost of living cities (I used to live in the Washington, DC metro area where my housing costs were triple my current location.)
- Rachel Teodoro tells us how to design a no spend month challenge based on your family’s needs and goals.
- A Country Girl’s Life has a free printables resource library if you join her newsletter list. She has some colorful and cute budget planning and expense tracker printables in there!
I’d love to hear which post(s) you found most helpful!