August 2023 Financial Checklist

Warner Bros. Pictures – Margot Robbie & Ryan Gosling in the ‘Barbie Movie’ (2023)
Image source: Warner Bros. Pictures – Margot Robbie & Ryan Gosling in the ‘Barbie’ movie (2023)

A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month! August has arrived. Here’s everything you’ll need to get through. Your August 2023 Financial Checklist awaits!

1. Channel your inner “Budget Barbie”

“I see red pink, I see red pink, I see red PINK!” (Split Enz but make it Barbie!). Here at Mozo, we’ve got Barbie on the brain!

The new Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gossling dropped just over a week ago. Which got us thinking – how financially feasible is “life in plastic”, really?! 

We’ve got all the answers right here:

2. Celebrate Mozo’s fave holiday: National Financial Awareness Day

If there’s one holiday we can get around here at Mozo, it’s National Financial Awareness Day! Taking place on the 14th of August, National Financial Awareness Day is a great yearly reminder of the significant impact that our financial decisions can have on our lives. 

Here are some ways to embrace the day:

  • Monitor your spending: Download a budgeting and savings app to help track your spending so you can better understand where your money goes each month.
  • Financial goal check-in: Check in to see how you’re tracking with your financial goals. Don’t have any? Then set some! Think about what financial goals you’d like to achieve in future – Buying a house? A holiday? It’s easier to save when you know what you’re saving for! 
  • Set a personalised budget: By working out all your current expenses and drawing up a budget, you give yourself the freedom to indulge while staying on track with your financial goals. A budget isn’t there to hinder you. It’s there to help you!

3. Get your money’s worth from your mobile plan

What’s the one thing you’d never leave the house without? If your answer was anything other than your mobile phone, you’re probably fibbing. 

From social media to streaming and everything in between – our mobile phones are so much more than just a “phone” nowadays. So having an affordable phone plan to suit your needs is a must! 

How much do you spend on your phone each month? Be honest – Do you pay for more data than you actually use? Whether you’re on a pre-paid or post-paid plan, we suggest checking in to see whether you’re getting your money’s worth from your current phone plan. 

You can use our mobile phone plan comparison tool to see what other options are around and then make the switch should you see fit.

4. Start that side hustle this Leo season

Happy Birthday, Leo! Not only do you appreciate the finer things in life, but being a Leo, you tend to have the determination and discipline it takes to acquire them.

According to the planets, 2023 could be a year of increased luck when it comes to making a living off of your talents and skills. Now might be the time to kick-start that side hustle or business you’ve been dreaming about, Leo.

5. What to watch in August 2023

If you’re looking for a new rotation of content to binge through this winter, we’ve got you covered. 

Here’s everything new on streaming in August 2023:

That’s a wrap on this month’s checklist, folks! We’ll see you back here same time and place next month for your September 2023 Financial Checklist. In the meantime, you can go and have a look around our life & money hub!