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March Monthly Money Minute
Can you believe it’s March already? Most of the people I know have Spring Fever – it’s been such a long
winter – and living in Minneapolis (though I love it) with the cold weather, lack of sun, and snow/ice
does not help! This month, I wanted to provide some resources for you to help gain a fresh start for
Spring! Along with Marie Kondo-ing your entire living space, let’s reset your money and savings goals –
remember, goals aren’t only for New Year Resolutions…
It’s helpful to surround yourself with information about money. Like anything else, the more we talk
about it, the less scary it is. This month, try listening to one of the following podcasts to gain knowledge
about how to improve your money habits, and maybe shift your mindset to help you get out of debt and
run your money – don’t let your money run you!
– The Dave Ramsey Show: Dave Ramsey will allow you to stay on track with your goals. This
best-selling author has a daily podcast where he answers questions from callers. Episode #60 is
one that I’d recommend. It’s called “Be Purposeful with Every Paycheck!”
– Rachel Cruze: Rachel is Dave Ramsey’s daughter who has her own podcast about how “money
should be fun, not stressful.” I strongly recommend the YouTube episode How to Give Yourself
a Raise This Year (hint: spend less than you make).
– Afford Anything: Build a Better Life with Paula Pant. Paula talks a lot about financial
independence and her podcast episode #169 from December 31 st , 2018 is called One Tweak a
Week in 2019 – Easy Improvements to Your Financial Life in 2019 and it gives you such good
ideas of what to do to improve your financial life if you feel like you need some helpful steps!
– The Minimalists: Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus changed from buying all the things
then turning minimalist. Their podcast is even ad-free! Episode #160 called Sentimental is my
favorite episode. You know those things that are so sentimental to you that you just cannot give
them up? This episode is about how to let go of sentimental items and after listening to it, I had
almost no problem letting go of some items that had previously been very sentimental to me,
but things that I never, ever, ever used.
These podcasts and episodes are all available on iTunes. Once you’ve listened, set at least one money
related goal for yourself. Once you have a goal, comment below to let us know what you want to
achieve! Remember goals should be small and attainable steps to get to the bigger picture. For
instance, if I want to get out of debt, my goals might be something like this:
Long Term Goal: Get out of debt
Short Term Goals for March:
1) Research/find a budgeting app to use.
2) Make a budget for March (and try to stick to it).
3) Don’t spend $$$ on clothes this month!
Can’t wait to hear what you have in store for yourselves. Happy Spring, friends!