Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Finances
It’s spring, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning. For many of us, that means cleaning every nook and crannie in our homes in anticipation of warmer weather.
But what about cleaning up our savings account? Or our retirement plan? Or even our weekly budget?
With tax day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to spring clean your finances. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it sounds. We’ve gathered together a few of our favorite finance books and articles to help get you started.
Five Smart 401(k) Moves (Money Magazine)
This recent article from Money details the importance of taking your nest egg off autopilot. While making your 401(k) grow hasn’t been that difficult in recent years (historically speaking), Money suggest taking a more active approach in 401(k) management in the years to come. No matter how adept you are at managing your finances, this article will give you five simply tips on making the most of your money.
Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)
This book is aimed at making your kid a money genius, but its tips and advice are fundamental enough to help anyone with their finances. So, whether or not you have kids, and whether or not you want to start teaching your kids how to manage their money, this book has some can’t-miss advice on the basics of money management.
Amanda Steinberg, the founder of DailyWorth.com — a financial media and education platform — wrote this book to help readers wake up to their prosperity potential. This doesn’t mean amassing a fortune, or even becoming a millionaire, but rather this book focuses on simple tips that everyone can use to maximize their earning potential. What better to spring clean your finances than by giving your personal profitability a complete makeover? This book is the perfect place to start.
In Tim Maurer’s excellent book on basic money management, he explains that personal finance is actually more personal than it is finance by distilling complex financial concepts into understandable, easily achievable action items. That’s why Simple Money is a fantastic foundational guide to money management. You’ll learn how to budget major expenses, reduce and eliminate debt, and even establish a world-class investment portfolio.
The Total Money Makeover
Money guru Dave Ramsey’s classic book on personal finances has one simple goal: to help you get out of debt and stay out of debt. His lessons are built on creating a net of savings for emergencies and retirement as a path to financial health. It might sound easy, but as many of us know, it’s not. That’s why Ramsey’s book — which reduces lifelong wealth management into simple, easily achievable steps — is an invaluable read for anyone interested in improving their financial fitness.
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