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How to Budget Your Money


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One of the first steps you can take towards managing your money better is budgeting. Calculating how much you should be spending in order to live comfortably can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Of course, many other factors like your actual income influence how much you should spend but just getting a better understanding of the most efficient ways to spend your money can make your life much easier. Here are some tips that can making your budget simpler:

Online budgeting tools

There are many online budgeting tools available across the internet. They track your spending and analyze where the majority of your money is going towards. From there, they can give you recommendations on what you should minimize your spending in and how to do that. These are very helpful especially if you prefer organizing your things online. There are many apps you can download on your phone like Mint and Good budget that can do this.


20/30/50 Rule


The 20/30/50 budgeting rule is a standard rule that can help you budget your money more efficiently. The idea is to put 50% of your money towards needs like rent and bills, 30% into things you want like clothes and eating out, and then 20% goes into savings. This rule ensures that you allocate enough money into each category so you make sure you don’t miss any important payments and also have some left over for other necessities.

Reminders


Another approach to this is by writing down when all your payments are due on a calendar you can always look at, whether that be physical or digital. You can also use the reminders app on your phone, or any other reminders app available, to remind you when any upcoming payments are due. This will keep you in check so you never miss a payment.


By following at least one of these methods you’ll be able to budget your money effectively in no time!

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