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What Challenges Could Your Family Face In the New Year?

Change and challenges are inevitable. But it's keeping a positive mindset when unexpected things occur, that can really help you through the bad times. It also helps to have a plan in place. Remember it is better to have a plan and not need it than the other way around. So with that being said, what new challenges might you and your family face in the new year, and what exactly can you do about them?

Starting A New Job or School

It may be that you feel it's time for a change in your career? Or it could be that you child is moving to a new school this year? Whichever challenge it is,  one thing's for sure, a big change in routine like this can be very unsettling for the whole family. But there are ways of keeping that disruption to a minimum.

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Firstly, it can help to allay any anxieties about going to a new place of work or school, by finding out about the layout before you get there.  Then you won't feel so lost or confused. It can also help to reach out and make some connection with like minded people. Look for groups that you would be happy to be a part of like bands, or sports teams. Doing things with people outside of work or school is a great way to make friends fast and feel more at home.

Unexpected Costs

Unfortunately, unexpected costs have a nasty way of creeping up on us. Whether the car breaks down, or the dishwasher is on the fritz, there always seems to be something expensive that you have to find the fund for.

Happily, by having a financial bumper, you can absorb much of this cost, without having to eat into your regular monthly budget.

To establish bumper, you need to save a certain amount of money each month into an account where you can't get to it. It should be separate from any savings for fun things like holidays too. Then you won't end up having to cancel that trip to Disney World because your carburetor has gone.

Moving House  

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Another common challenge that you family could face in the new year is moving house. Changing your home base can be very unsettling for the family, even if you are staying in the same town. This is only amplified if you are moving across the state. Combine this with the physical effort and hassle of moving, and the costs as well, and you have a potential powder keg of stress.

To keep the stress down to a minimum, identify each challenging issue and do something about them one by one. First of all, if you are concerned about the cost of the move, then something like Budget Self Pack Containers will help you move interstate. By packing yourself, you can save a lot of money, and you also know that all of your items will be in the best on hands.Next, to stop you getting too stressed about the actual packing, use charts and labels to keep everything organized. Lastly when you arrive in your new home try and keep to a routine in the first few days as much as possible as this will help you and the kids settle in quicker.

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