Guide: 10 ways to spring clean your finances

With the tax season in the rear view mirror, Spring is a great time to give your finances a once-over and take a fresh look at your financial well-being.

When it comes to money, it is easy to get so entangled in the jargon that you lose sight of basic financial planning principles.

Becoming wealthy doesn’t require buying a winning lottery ticket or figuring out which tech start-up will be the next Google. For most of us, wealth is built slowly and far less spectacularly. It requires some straightforward planning: putting aside regular savings, using the available tax wrappers and protecting assets you cannot afford to lose.

This guide provides some pointers on important steps to take, and a few pitfalls to avoid, along the road to a healthy financial future.