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The end of March is just around the corner, and with a new month comes a new budget. Get your April budget set up before the month begins so you are ready to start tracking your spending and being intentional with your money!
Have you already done the big work of starting your budget?? I wish I could tell you this is a ‘set it and forget it’ life plan, but like every month brings new adventures, they also bring
We are coming in hot with some budget motivation this month, and then we’ll dig into our April budget reminders so you start the new month on the right foot!
Getting real with yourself
Honesty is key. The budget will only work for you if you get real about where you are at, and commit to the changes you want to make.
It is absolutely OKAY if you didn’t nail the budget the first month you used it. It takes about three months to get the hang of it, and when you “blow the budget” it is NOT a fail. The simple fact that you are working on it, looking at your bank account, tracking your spending, thinking about your money – that is a success.
I still have months where I forget to add something in, or I overspend in an area. It’s all good – the next month I either adjust my budget or my spending (generally BOTH) and keep on rolling!
This is REAL LIFE, guys – you won’t get it right the first time, and you will make mistakes.
Hear me well: Just. Keep. Going.
Even when it feels hard, or you feel like you failed. Keep going — high five yourself for trying. And then try again!
April Budget Reminders
Are you ready to enjoy the warm spring weather? Rock through your April budget so you can savour April when it arrives!
April Fools Day
If you are a family of pranksters, you might want to add a budget line for this! Or do some research to surprise your friends and family with a FREE prank this year, if you are trimming your budget to pay off debt!
I’m very new to gardening, and my green-thumb is still developing. But what I have learned in the past few years of growing flowers and veggies in my yard is that it can be VERY easy to spend a lot of money. Think about your garden needs and start budgeting NOW so that you are prepared when the prep and growing begins!
The winter season can be hard on the deck furniture and outdoor equipment. Think about what you NEED and budget accordingly. Our barbeque is on its very last legs, and one of the sweetest joys in my world is evenings with burgers on the grill and my loved ones laughing in my yard. ‘New BBQ’ is a budget line that I’m saving for. It will feel so good to buy it in a few months without having to think twice because the money is already set aside for it!
Chocolate, candy, new decor, new spring dresses and sweet shirts with pastel bowties. These fun things add up quick! Add them to your budget so you can shop without breaking the bank!
Summer Holidays & Camping
Do you drive across the country to visit Auntie Pam every summer? Or is there a family campout scheduled for the August long weekend? Maybe you are planning a week in the mountains to disconnect and recharge. Whatever your summer plans are – start budgeting for them NOW. You’ll be fully prepared when the warm weather rolls around!
This is a great time to go through the closets and see what fits and what doesn’t. My little dude grew a TON this winter. I’m pretty sure most of his shorts and Tshirts from last year won’t fit this year. Not only will I save a bit of money in April to be able to get him some new threads for summer, but I’ll also take the too-small clothes and list them online to sell and make a bit of extra money, too!
I know in our house we’ll have soccer registration fees due in April. Depending on your schedules, you may need to include some of these expenses in your budget too!
Every month brings new expenses and goals. Make sure you set aside time at the end of each month to make changes and get set up for the month ahead! A bit of intentional planning goes a long way to getting successful with your financial goals!
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