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Welcome to May!

Welcome to May!

May 06, 2022

Spring is in full swing! Did you know that May gets its name from the Latin word Maius, a reference to the Roman goddess of growth and fertility? May is the bridge between spring and summer when everything’s in full bloom, so this makes perfect sense!

Mother’s Day is approaching, which means it’s time to shower her with gratitude. Some would say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we all know that gifts truly don’t need to be pricey to be loved. While flowers, cards, and homemade gifts are always a hit, many of the moms polled in a 2021 YouGov survey said they would love for someone else to do the chores to get a few hours to themselves! So, whether you clean up the house, pull some weeds, or prepare the day’s meals, this pampering bears no price tag and is guaranteed to be cherished.

Celebrated this year on Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. The roots of Memorial Day observance go back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War when it was originally called Decoration Day (from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths, and flags). If you have family or friends in the military, please know we truly appreciate their service.

Spring is a great time to plan your summer vacation and snag the best deals when booking upcoming trips. Creating a sensible vacation budget can help you not only control the amount of money you’ll spend while on your trip. Still, it can also help control the more substantial and obvious travel and lodging costs. Here is an easy-to-use travel budget worksheet from to help get you started!

And, for those who celebrate the fantasy universe of Star Wars, we say, “May 4th be with you!”