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Spring Clean Your Finances

Although it may feel like winter will never end, Spring is upon us and what better time to clean up and clean out. Many of us will be eager to get outside and put our hands in the dirt but in these last few cold days of Spring, time may be better spent getting our “financial houses” in order. In the blog post, "Freshen Up Your Finances with a Thorough Spring Cleaning,” CFP® Board’s Consumer Advocate, Eleanor Blayney, CFP® looks at 10 ways to get your financial affairs “Spring” clean.

Here a few quotes illustrating the point of view NOT to take when setting out to clean up. Hopefully these get you in the spirit -

Housework, if it is done right, can kill you. ~John Skow

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance. ~Erma Bombeck

The day I worry about cleaning my house is the day Sears comes out with a riding vacuum cleaner. ~Roseanne Barr

Bored children at my house get to play with the vacuum ~ Anonymous Mom

Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not a piece of advice, it is merely a custom. —Mark Twain