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What to remember to budget for in May
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Don’t Forget These In Your May Budget

Don’t let the spring-time fun and distractions blow your May Budget! Here are five things to add to your May budget! 

Remember, budgets are NOT constricting but instead give you FREEDOM to be in control of your money, rather than your money in CONTROL OF YOU!

Whether you are an excel nerd (like myself) or prefer pen and paper, I’ve got you covered.

1. Mother's Day

Don’t forget to add cards, flowers, or gifts to a special woman in your life. 

I lost my mom when I was 16 so Monther’s Day has always been a rough day for me and a reminder that I no longer had a mom. One Mother’s Day I decided to use this day as a reminder of all the amazing women I had in my life that poured into me. 

Whether you are shopping for your own mom, spouse, or a women that have helped mold you into the person you are today, add a little money in your May budget to spoil them!

Here are some gift ideas: 

2. Gardening & Landscape

What a better way to welcome spring than working in the garden and enjoying beautiful flowers or fresh veggies that you grew yourself?! 

Whether you are starting a garden for the first time or updating your garden, be sure to add all the needed supplies, updated tools, and plants to your May budget. 

3. Seasonal Clothing

As the seasons change and it starts to warm up outside it may be time to update your wordrobe with some new spring pieces, or a complete new wordrobe if your kids have outgrown all the warm weather clothes from last year. 

Swimwear is also on sale this month!

4. Memorial Day

Memorial Day (May 30th) is when we (in the USA) remember all those in the armed forces who died for our country. 

Don’t forget to budget for cookouts, party supplies, fireworks, and maybe a red, white and blue t-shirt!

5. Vacation Saving & Airline Tickets

Summer is just around the corner, don’t let it creep up on you and go into debt for family vacation. 

If you aren’t already saving for vacation this summer, start saving now! 

Rumors are circulating that airline prices will be increasing drastically throughout the year due to rising cost of fuel. If you already have the dates and location picked, buy your airline tickets now! 

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8. In Season Produce

Buying in season produce is a great way to save money on your grocery budget. Here are the top produce items on sale in May: 

  • Apricots
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Cherries
  • Lettuce
  • Mangoes
  • Okra
  • Pineapples
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spring peas
  • Strawberries
  • Swiss chard
  • Zucchini

What did I miss? What are you including in your May budget? Comment below!

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