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May Financial Checklist

Patio weather is calling your name! If you’re energized by the excitement of summer and reading a good book on a deck, then whip your finances in shape and get outside this month:

  1. Call Your Mother!
    Mother’s day is on May 10—show her you appreciate her by entering our Mother’s Day Giveaway sponsored by Kirkwood Florist. To enter, go to our facebook page and click on the cover photo. But you should call her, regardless if you win or not!
  1. Review Insurance Policies
    Take a thorough look at your current insurance situation. If you’ve had a major life event happen recently—you’ve gotten married or you’ve had a child—your insurance may call for updates. Shop for lower home and auto insurance by getting a quote. >> Find out what discounts you are qualified for as a member of West Community Credit Union.
  1. Get Outside and Get Dirty
    Being outside can be intoxicating this time of year. Turn your urge to dig in the dirt into a therapeutic hobby that raises your home’s value. A well-maintained landscaped yard can increase your home’s value by 11% and properly planted trees can reduce air conditioning costs by 25% in the summer.
    >> Read Landscaping on a Budget
  1. Organize Your Home (for Good!)
    As your responsibilities and family grows, the amount of stuff in your life accumulates. Make eliminating clutter a habit. >>Read 7 Ways to Organize Your Home and Eliminate Clutter
  1. Host a Garage Sale
    Has clutter overtaken your home this winter? Maybe you haven’t reached Extreme Hoarders proportions, but it could be time to get rid of the excess. Host a garage sale and earn some extra money to fund your summer plans.