Spring finally showed up a little this Easter weekend. Between chocolate with the kids and family reunions, I was pleased to enjoy some time outside… with no coat on! As the sun and the cool weather are back, we all feel the urge to fix things up. Spring, in its own way, plays the role of a new start. Let’s all get our finance back on track with this Best of Money Carnival: Spring Edition – in which I’ve gathered some thoughtful spring quotes with my favorite submissions for this carnival.
#10 “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” –Mark Twain
If you spend your money on anything just because you got spring fever, you are sure to be in trouble later on! How about spending money on what you value the most? What exactly money is meant for to you? Crystal at Budgeting In The Fun Stuff goes through the question Spending on What We Use the Most.
#9 “An optimist is the human personification of spring.” –Susan J. Bissonette
Being optimistic is almost always a good thing… except when it means keeping your head in the sand thinking things will work out by themselves. Having good finances ask for optimism but most of all for proactive decisions that will keep problems away. Jim wrote Most Common Credit Report Errors on Bargaineering.
This season is also a good time to think about the future of Ms. Earth and what will be left behind us for our kids and grandchildren. Gen Y shows us how to think green and save money at it with her post The Ridiculously Long List of Ways to Go Green to Save Money on Gen Y Wealth.
#7 “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” -Proverb
No matter how long you work, retirement is sure to follow! (Well, it surely will for me ;-)) But the path to retirement and the retirement itself do not have to look like winter. Mr. Money Smarts presents “Working” Retirement: Make Money Doing What You Love at Smart on Money.
#6 “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” –Margaret Atwood
Finding wealth never comes at the glance of an eye. To get out of debt or to save more is always the result of working hard on your finance. Spring is fun, but it is also a time to get to work! Matt from Matt About Money wrote Radicals Ways to Accomplish Your Financial Goals.
#5 “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” –Anne Bradstreet
After the hard economic situation we faced, is it time to enjoy the taste of better times? The worst is over but we can still smell fear all around. How does it look like when it is time to buy a house? What will your bank ask for? Nathan wrote What Is A Good Credit Score To Buy A House in 2011 at ComplexSearch blog.
Like you read above, we all have the urge of fixing things up when spring comes. Just like with plants, car cleaning or healthy food, some actions to get our finance on track are better than others. Peter at Bible Money Matters suggests 10 Steps On The Road To Financial Stability.
#3 “Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” –Virgil A. Kraft
If God gave us the beauty of spring, now is the time for us to get ourselves prettier with healthy habits! Tired of the mess ruling your lifestyle and money? MD at Green Panda Tree House presents Healthy Everyday Habits to Save Money Later.
#2 “Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.” –Chinese Proverb
Days or maybe even weeks before you noticed spring was coming, plants started to grow flowers and leaves back. When it comes to finance, waiting is never a good idea. Take advantage of the spring to clean it up before you notice too much dust! Joe suggests Spring Cleaning Your Finances at Personal Finance By The Book
#1 “Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”” –Robin Williams
To me, another good reason to party is having money put aside for retirement or rough times. What about the opportunity to have employee stock options in the company you work for? How does it work? Is it a good way to save money? Tom at Canadian Finance Blog explains How Stock Options Work?
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