It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people have learned to do more with less. Whether you’ve had to bounce back from job loss or spent weeks bouncing off the walls in quarantine, the pandemic experience included valuable lessons about saving money — and better using our savings to protect ourselves and our loved ones. As we approach a post-pandemic reality, these lessons can continue to have a positive impact on our lives and finances.
In her virtual manifesto on the spending fast, “My Year of No Shopping,” author Ann Patchett discovered that, “The unspoken question of shopping is ‘What do I need?’ What I needed was less.”
You work hard. You deserve a vacation, whether you go with family or friends or go solo. But what happens when your budget starts spiraling out of control? Here are five strategies to keep your dream vacation from turning into a nightmare.