Spring Has Sprung: 9 Tips to Bring New Life to Your Finances

It’s prime time to spruce up your home, yard and most important, your finances. Get started today with these timely tips.

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When spring is in the air, it’s time to put away those winter sweaters and pull out your summery shorts. It’s also a great time to clean your financial house, casting aside old habits and starting new ones.

So, as flowers begin to bloom and birds return to their nests, give yourself a fresh financial start, too. Here are nine ways to clear the cobwebs from your wallet and get your financial plan neat and tidy for 2020.

Written by Salene Hitchcock-Gear, president of Prudential Individual Life Insurance, which includes Prudential Advisors.

This article was written by and presents the views of our contributing adviser, not the Kiplinger editorial staff. You can check adviser records with the SEC (opens in new tab) or with FINRA (opens in new tab).

This article was written by and presents the views of our contributing adviser, not the Kiplinger editorial staff. You can check adviser records with the SEC or with FINRA.

Salene Hitchcock-Gear, President of Prudential Individual Life Insurance
President of Prudential Individual Life Insurance, Prudential Financial

Salene Hitchcock-Gear (opens in new tab) is president of Prudential Individual Life Insurance. She represents Prudential as a director on the Women Presidents’ Organization Advisory Board and also serves on the board of trustees of the American College of Financial Services. In addition, Hitchcock-Gear has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law, as well as FINRA Series 7 and 24 securities licenses. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association.