Spring is an interesting time:

Changing clocks with Daylight Savings, spring break, Easter, spring cleaning, Irish Spring, the list goes on of excitement around this time of year. Almost all of it deals with the themes of growth, rebirth, and renewal.

When we change our clocks, we are also told to change out the batteries in our smoke detectors.

When we go on spring break, we are taking some time off after months of hard studying to refresh our psyches and come back to finish out the school year with renewed energy.

The Christians believe that Easter marks the resurrection of their principal figure, Jesus Christ.

Spring cleaning is for getting rid of a year’s accumulation of clutter to make your home a new place for the next year.

Flowers start coming back in bloom, lawns become green again, and the circle of life goes on from this new beginning.

So what does this have to do with finance? Well, I don’t know of anybody who has done everything exactly right when it comes to their finances. We all have regrets. Springtime can serve as our “reset” button on the whole thing. We can forgive ourselves for making mistakes, and pledge to start today not to make the same mistakes. We can start a new program; one that is more aligned to our goals and aspirations for our financial future.

I hear quite often that people are in despair because they feel they have already screwed up so badly that there is no return. Very few people really screw up that bad, so why assume that you are one of them? Take Spring to acknowledge that mistakes were made, but today is a new day, and those mistakes are now over. Set down and plan out your budget, keeping in mind where the last one failed, and adjusting appropriately. Start tracking your expenses a little better today. Add a little more daylight to what you are doing and how to do it better.

“Wait a minute! This sounds suspiciously like a New Year’s speech.” Sure it does. That’s part of the beauty with life, and with the world. There are so many chances to start over. This is never more true than when you are young. Take advantage of today to start over!

  1. […] Read the rest of this great post here […]

  2. […] Iula just wrote an article aboutHere’s a preview of it: […]

  3. Bank charges says:

    Its really fantastic to read this kind of the post .This is really a good creation . This is really awesome .I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale. … Thanks.,………..

  4. Wil says:

    @Bank Charges

    Thanks for reading and for the comment!

    I also think Jefferson had it right. If only there were a better system…, but for now all we can do is to work to perfect the system we have now.


  5. Bank charges says:

    I like the way you write about Money, Finances and bank ..Its really different and interesting … keep the momentum going ..I hope this will really going to help me in future while making investments….
    brilliant. . The worst bankruptcy in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.

  6. credit says:

    Money isn’t everything – there’s credit cards, money orders, and travelers’ checks

  7. Wil says:


    Money, in all forms, especially those you listed (which are still just money) is actually very little compared with the rest of life.

    When people foget that you can’t eat money, you can’t sleep in money, and you really can’t love money, we have problems. People start going into debt for stuff they don’t need.

    Thanks for the comment!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s