How to spruce up your finances during isolation.
With everything that's going on, I want to check-in and see how you are going.
It can be really overwhelming all the things that are being thrown at us, so many people losing jobs, working from home, homeschooling and self-isolation and not to mention the toilet paper shortage.
I have to tell you, sometimes I feel like 2020 is in need of a big overhaul - CTRL - ALT - DEL .. can we please restart.
But we can't and life has to go on. Don't lose touch of your dreams, you can still dream and you can still dream big.
It's the small things we can do now that can keep us on track to achieving our goals.
So with the extra time you have, don't spend it thinking about what could have been, think about what can you do. Don't spend time procrastinating and the truth bomb is.... there is only so much Netflix, Stan and TV you can watch!
So, here are 5 productive things you can do to your finances whilst you are in self-isolation at home.
1. Audit your bank statements
Are there any that you are not using or can't use at this time - pause or cancel them?
Don't pay unnecessary fees? There are plenty of fee-free accounts in the market... take advantage of them!
2. Review your bills and health insurance
Review your utilities, phone and regular bills. Ring your providers and ask for a better deal. Don't be afraid to shop around.
3. Home Loan Health Check
5. Reduce your debt
Take the time, review your finances and by doing this you are putting in place good habits and you know that you are in a better place, financially and mentally. Remove the financial stress and overwhelm knowing that you have just given your finances a good spring clean as I like to say.
There's no excuses... use your time productively and ... let's make the most of this isolation!