How To Take Care Of Your Finances This Holiday Season

As we kick off the holiday season, it's easy to get wrapped up in spending more, or even going into debt, without really noticing. For our hygge month, we’re sharing some ideas for financial self-care that you can do right now. These ideas will help you feel in control of your money while also helping you to make positive long-term changes.

Beyond the Index Card

There's an idea floating around out there that everything you need to know about personal finance can fit on an index card. It's a super smart concept, because personal finance isn't actually that difficult. There are ten steps that revolve around saving money, paying off debt, using your 401K, buying insurance and all the other financially responsible jazz you're supposed to do. If you haven't read Helaine Olen's book (linked above) on the index card, I recommend you do. It's a helpful look at how to handle money and it makes personal finance seem way more manageable.