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08.09.2021 / Budgeting « Back to all articles

Budgeting for Beginners
woman putting change into a money saving jar

Making a budget to follow can seem like a scary task to undertake. Many people associate budgeting with restrictions. It doesn't have to be this way! 

Think of your budget as the way that you are creating freedom and financial prosperity for yourself. Focus on the positive qualities and you will put yourself in a better mindset to stick to your goals.  

Gather Your Financial Information 

The first step to making a budget is to gather all your information in one place. Sit down with copies of your paystubs or income statements, as well as every debt and bill that you have. 

Next, you should list all your expenses along with the interest rate and monthly payment amount. This will allow you to choose which debt to tackle first.  

Cut Back Where Possible 

Once you have a clear picture of exactly what amount you have coming in and what you are paying out, it's time to make some cutbacks. Eliminate any unnecessary expenditures, like that monthly membership fee for something you never even use. 

You should also look at your interest rates and recurring bills. Are they reasonable or high? Make some phone calls to see if you can negotiate for a lower rate or different payment plan that will help you pay down debt faster without negatively impacting your credit score. Talk to your phone company and other services to ask about plans that have a lower cost. 

Set Short- and Long-Term Goals 

It's important that you know why you are budgeting. What goals are you working toward? Do you want to be able to save up for a vacation this year? Are you planning to buy a house within five years? 

Consider both your long-term goals and immediate desires. You need to have an incentive to motivate you to better your financial situation. Don't forget to adjust if your income changes or you pay off debt and have more cash available.  

Follow a Budget Model 

It's easier to stay on track with your budget when you have a specific plan to follow. Pick what works best for you. Do you need to account for every dollar, or would you benefit from allocating a percentage of your income into bills, debts, and savings? 

When you create a budget for yourself, you can eliminate a huge amount of stress. Having a clear picture of your financial state and a solid plan to make some improvements is the best way to lift the negativity and take charge of your life. 

 

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08.09.2021 / Budgeting « Back to all articles

Budgeting for Beginners
woman putting change into a money saving jar

Making a budget to follow can seem like a scary task to undertake. Many people associate budgeting with restrictions. It doesn't have to be this way! 

Think of your budget as the way that you are creating freedom and financial prosperity for yourself. Focus on the positive qualities and you will put yourself in a better mindset to stick to your goals.  

Gather Your Financial Information 

The first step to making a budget is to gather all your information in one place. Sit down with copies of your paystubs or income statements, as well as every debt and bill that you have. 

Next, you should list all your expenses along with the interest rate and monthly payment amount. This will allow you to choose which debt to tackle first.  

Cut Back Where Possible 

Once you have a clear picture of exactly what amount you have coming in and what you are paying out, it's time to make some cutbacks. Eliminate any unnecessary expenditures, like that monthly membership fee for something you never even use. 

You should also look at your interest rates and recurring bills. Are they reasonable or high? Make some phone calls to see if you can negotiate for a lower rate or different payment plan that will help you pay down debt faster without negatively impacting your credit score. Talk to your phone company and other services to ask about plans that have a lower cost. 

Set Short- and Long-Term Goals 

It's important that you know why you are budgeting. What goals are you working toward? Do you want to be able to save up for a vacation this year? Are you planning to buy a house within five years? 

Consider both your long-term goals and immediate desires. You need to have an incentive to motivate you to better your financial situation. Don't forget to adjust if your income changes or you pay off debt and have more cash available.  

Follow a Budget Model 

It's easier to stay on track with your budget when you have a specific plan to follow. Pick what works best for you. Do you need to account for every dollar, or would you benefit from allocating a percentage of your income into bills, debts, and savings? 

When you create a budget for yourself, you can eliminate a huge amount of stress. Having a clear picture of your financial state and a solid plan to make some improvements is the best way to lift the negativity and take charge of your life. 

 

Need a
Loan?

Loans from $120 to $15,000. Get funded as soon as today!

09.09.2021 / Safety

Use These Tips to Ensure Your Mobile Cheque Cashing Goes Smoothly
COVID-19 has changed the way banking services work for the near future. Due to necessary social distancing measures,…