Successful Budgeting 101: How to Start?

For an individual to meet long-term goals, starting to be mindful on all the expenses made every single day is a requirement. Needless to say, a smart approach is the best tool to be able to save for future goals. Here is a simple help on how you basically start off.

1. Possess a minimum of two bank accounts.
a. Personal checking account– used for all household regular monthly expenses.
b. Savings account– this is where your squirreled away money will go for an emergency or future plans.  

2. Don't forget to take down everything you spend everyday regardless it’s big or small items. You can use a notebook or a downloadable application. This is to track what are your expenses. You can also easily assess which one you can get rid of next time to reduced your expenses. This is how you practice conscious decisions about how to spend your money wisely.

3. You can manage to escape the terrifying credit card bills if you reduce using it. It helps a lot if you reduce the risk of using it by cutting down the number of your credit cards. Don’t keep more than two credit cards or eliminate all if you can.

4. For more budgeting tips, read this related topics:

Tips on How to Save Your Penny

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About Leilani Gamboa

Lai is mommy to two boys. A breastfeeding advocate, a part time blogger, and works as Virtual Assistant since 2013. Coffeeholic, make-up enthusiast, planner junkie.
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