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They say that March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb. And who are we to go against the maxim?
In order to make the rest of your spring as lamb-like as possible, we’re going to lion our way through the beginning of it.
Every month we bring you the most important financial to-dos. If you follow our guide to March, you’ll get a head start on projects that will make your life easier all the way through summer, as well as make the most of an altogether dreary month as winter slo(ooooo)wly fades away.
Reassess Your Budget. Deadline: March 1
Log in to the LearnVest My Money Center to see the different categories of your spending, like nights out on the town and groceries. How does your spending in those areas compare to what you thought you were spending? Make sure to take into account any life changes, like school, work, family, wedding, vacation, children and anything else that could change the way you manage your finances.
Plan Your Summer Travel. Deadline: March 8
Leaving vacation days unused isn’t good for your well-being — or your productivity. Start planning your summer vacation early, at least several months before you go. From figuring out your vacation budget to picking a location, this little nugget shouldn’t feel like work.
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