It’s the first of April! But things are feeling a little bit sombre this month. With the current coronavirus pandemic, wherever you’re from in the world, there’s a good chance that you’re currently at home in self-isolation. How are you holding up, folks?
There’s a lot of uncertainty at the moment, so given the current circumstances, we’ve carefully packed this month’s financial checklist with some useful tips to help get through the month.
So, without further ado, here’s your much-loved Financial Checklist: April 2020 edition
Don’t be a financial fool this April Fool’s Day
If you’re lucky enough to work in a job that allows you to work from home in self-isolation, then without the usual daily commute you’ll likely have some extra time on your hands. It’s important to take it easy and practise self-care at this time, but it’s also important not to neglect your responsibilities.
Now’s the time to get on top of things and finally tackle the tasks you’ve been avoiding. Been putting up with a lousy bank account or home loan rate for far too long now? April 1st might be April Fool’s Day, but don’t be a financial fool - make the switch! Use your time at home wisely and start ticking off those life admin goals.
Take part in the #MozoMoneyKindness campaign
In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, Mozo has launched a Money Kindness campaign which aims to encourage Aussies to help out other Aussies who have taken a financial hit due to COVID-19.
Despite the physical separation, now more than ever we all need to rally together to help out our local businesses and communities in whatever way we can.
Whether that’s by picking up some extra groceries for an elderly neighbour or ordering a meal from your fave family-owned restaurant to help keep them afloat, no #MoneyKindness act is too small!
We’ve got loads of tips on how you can start practising Money Kindness in self-isolation today. Make sure you follow Mozo’s social media accounts so you can stay up to date with the campaign!
- Instagram: @mozo.com.au
- Facebook: @mozo.com.au
- Twitter: @mozo_au
You can share your Money Kindness acts with us by tagging Mozo in a post on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! Don’t forget to use the #MozoMoneyKindness hashtag!
Start some new traditions this Easter
We hate to say it but, with the way of the world right now, this year, Easter will inevitably be a whole lot quieter than ever before, but don’t let that spoil the day! You can still make the most of it by trying out some new traditions.
You can still have your big traditional family Easter lunch, just do it over Skype or FaceTime! Have an epic Easter egg hunt in the backyard with your immediate family or housemates, or get crafty and make DIY Easter baskets - hit up Pinterest for loads of inspo!
Up the self-care in self-isolation
Like we said, it’s vital to stay productive and help out others during this difficult time, but don’t forget to look after yourself too! Keep up your regular self-care practices while in self-isolation and maybe even consider adopting a few new ones.
If you’d usually meditate or listen to a motivational podcast on the way to work, don’t stop because you’ve lost your daily commute. Roll out your yoga mat at lunch or tune into the latest Tony Robbins or Melissa Ambrosini Show episode while you make breakfast. Keep doing the things that light you up!
Make a scrapbook or buy some art supplies and a bottle of wine and hold your very own at-home cork and canvas! Bummed you can’t hit the gym because of the new regulations? Download a workout app and exercise at home. Check out these 7 apps to get you through self-isolation for more inspo!
When the going gets tough, Aries gets going
Happy birthday Aries! Unfortunately, this year’s birthday celebrations are probably going to be pretty low-key - but don’t let that get rain on your parade! Not only are you blessed with that fire-sign fire, being the lead sign of the zodiac, you’re a total pro at rising up when the going gets tough, Aries.
According to the Mozo Magic 8-ball, this year, you’ll be thriving in your career zone, and luck’s got nothing to do with it, Aries! As we said, you’re a natural-born leader and as determined as they come, so success is nothing new to you, Aries.
But times are tough, so when you’re managing your money, don’t forget to put some away for a rainy day. It might even be time to consider a term deposit.
That’s all for this month, folks! We’ll see right back here next month for your May 2020 FInancial Checklist! In the meantime, you can head to our life & money hub for more financial tips and tricks!