After a brutal winter, many of us are ready to embrace spring with open arms. The arrival of spring also signals seasonal cleaning duties. However, before you break out the flip flops don’t forget to include your personal finances in your spring cleaning “to do” list.  Spring is the perfect time to tackle financial clutter–from refreshing budgets, going paperless, and even cleaning up your credit score.

To begin, kick off your financial spring cleaning by refreshing your budget.  Revisit the financial goals you set January 1. How are you doing so far? If you’re over budget, look at where you can make changes and cut back on spending. Remember to adjust your budget to satisfy current needs as well as long-term savings goals.

Here are 5 tips that make it easy to do a financial clean sweep this spring.

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