Rebuilding Lifestyles through Frugal Methodologies
BUDGET BEFORE YOU GO TO COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
Bridget C. Williams
Since budgeting allows you to create a spending plan for your money, it ensures that you will always have enough money for the things you need and the things that are important to you. Following a budget or spending plan will also keep you to get out of debt or help you work your way out of debt if you are currently in debt.
The Benefits Tips:
1. Control Your Money – Budgeting saves you the stress of suddenly having to adjust to the lack of funds because you did not initially plan how to spend them. A budget is a guide to being intentional about the way you spend and save your money. It is said that with budgeting, you control your money and not your
money controls you. It also helps you decide if you want to sacrifice short-term spending like buying coffee every day in exchange for a long term benefit like paying off debt or planning for a future vacation.
2. Keeps you focused– You avoid spending unnecessarily on items and services that do not help to attain your financial goals. If you are working with limited resources, budgeting makes it easier to make ends meet. This is real and it tough but you have to stick to it.
3. Awareness of Expenditures – With budgeting, you are clear on what money is coming in, how fast it goes out, and where it is going to. Budgeting saves you from wondering every end of the month where your money went. A budget enables you to know what you can afford, take advantage of buying and investing opportunities, and plan how to lower your debt. It also tells you what is important to you based on how you allocate your funds, how your money is working for you, and how far you are towards reaching your financial goals.
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