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Budgeting

Budgeting your money is the cornerstone of a sound financial plan. This page will provide tips on how to create a budget and track expenses along with other money management techniques.

Budgeting 101 - Budget Basics
Budgeting lies at the foundation of every financial plan. It doesn’t matter if you’re living paycheck to paycheck or earning six-figures a year, you need to know where your money is going if you want to have a handle on your finances. Unlike what you might believe, budgeting isn’t all about restricting what you spend money on and cutting out all the fun in your life. It’s really about und…

How to Spring Clean Your Finances for 2013
There are several common sense approaches you can take to offset the extra cash you must dole out to survive. One of the best ways to do this is to "spring clean" your finances.

5 Common Money Leaks and What You Can Do to Eliminate Them
A big drain on your finances is bad money management. When it comes to monthly expenses, it can be difficult to identify financial leaks, but just like those tiny drops of water, pennies at a time can add up to an ocean of lost cash. So, pull on your plumber's overalls and put these five tips in your tool kit.

11 Ways Budgeting Can Improve Your Life
Living without a budget is similar to traveling across the country without a roadmap. While both can be accomplished, the result is usually expensive and wasteful.

Managing Money - Budget Basics
A budget is nothing more than a breakdown and plan of how much money you have coming in and where it goes. If you don’t know how much money you have coming in and where it goes, your road to financial success will be a difficult one.

How To Create a Budget
Creating a budget may not sound like the most exciting thing in the world to do but it is vital in keeping your financial house in order.

Try Using Cash to Keep Spending Under Control
If you are struggling to stay within your budget or always seem to spend more money than you should it might be a good idea to try using cash for your everyday purchases.

3 Traits for a Successful Budget
Creating a budget is incredibly difficult, but where most people fail is trying to maintain the budget. It usually starts with good intentions, but just like dieting, it doesn’t take much to derail your entire plan.

Examine the Roots of Overspending
In order to stick to a budget and avoid spending more money than you should, it is important to understand the causes of overspending.

Budget Isn't a Bad Word
When you hear the word “budget”, what does it mean do you?

Financial Rules of Thumb
How much debt should you have? How much money should you save? There are some common rules of thumb that you can use as a guideline.

How to Budget Annual Spending
Put together an annual spending plan, and turn those big, yearly expenses into manageable monthly expenses.

How Much Am I Spending?
Find out where all your money is going with this spending calculator.

Easy Budget Cuts
Most of us have one or more costly indulgence that's weighing on our budget -- from dinners out at fine restaurants to the morning latte. What is the one thing you could easily cut from your budget to save some extra cash?

How Much Am I Spending?
Find out where all your money is going with this spending calculator.

5 Budgeting Tips for Life on a Fluctuating Income
The lack of consistency can make budgeting difficult. Here are some budgeting tips for professionals with fluctuating income to help survive any market season:

How to Create a Workable Personal Budget


Organizing your finances may seem dull, but it's the best way to determine whether you're following a sound budget to meet your financial goals.

7 Budgeting Tips for Self-Employed Freelancers

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