February 2024 Financial Checklist

Cute smiling doggo with Valentine's Day hearts

The final month of summer is upon us! Which means there’s a lot to cover in this month’s checklist. From budget Valentine’s Day date ideas to back-to-school shopping tips, here’s everything you’ll need to get through the month ahead.

Your February 2024 Financial Checklist awaits:

1. Melt hearts – not your budget, this V-Day

With February 14th just around the corner you might want to make V-Day plans. Worry not, it is possible to show your undying love for your S.O. without bleeding your wallet dry. After all, it's the thought that counts, right?

There are tonnes of budget-friendly ways to spend Valentine’s Day! You could take a hike, have a moonlit picnic – the options are endless. Here are some more free and cheap date ideas to check out.

2. Skip a scorching hot summer energy bill burn

With the final (and often the hottest) month of summer here, you might be guilty of cranking up the AC a little too frequently. And unless you want to cop a scorcher of an energy bill, you might want to run a quick energy plan comparison to see whether you could get a better deal somewhere else.

3. Make back-to-school shopping a breeze

There’s only one thing that can put a dampener on back-to-school time for parents… back to school shopping. If you’ve ever found yourself in a screaming match over school supplies with your kid in the middle of Officeworks, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Not to mention, stationary truly seems to get more and more expensive every year. So, why not save yourself the headache and check out our trusty tips to make back-to-school shopping a breeze (or at least breezier)?

4. Get innovative this Aquarius season

Aquarius, it’s your time to shine! With that new year’s motivation still coming in full force, now could be the time to set some financial or career goals for 2024. Could this be the year you start exploring new investment opportunities? Perhaps you’ll start a side hustle or new business.

5. Start planning your winter escape

With summer nearly over, now’s a good time to start making those June/July travel plans you’ve been thinking about. Whether you’re off to the States, Japan or embarking on a European summer adventure, where you’re travelling to, remember to pack travel insurance

There’s nothing worse than getting caught without adequate cover while overseas. Check out our new Travel Insurance report to learn more about travel insurance costs in 2024.

That’s a wrap, folks. We’ll catch you back here next month for your March 2024 Financial Checklist. Until then, go take a look around our life and money hub.