If you’ve read a few of my other blogs you know that I’m a strong supporter of exercising proper budgeting practices. These budgeting  practices become even more important as a result of seasonal spending – going a little overboard during the Christmas season, thinking you need that new lawnmower to start the spring season, needing a break from the stresses of the past year and feeling that a summer vacation may be in order. All of these activities can put an unmanageable strain on your budget so be careful, think these expenses through and develop a plan to address these budget strains. Your over-all financial health will thank you.