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How To Make A Budget

How To Make A Budget

Let’s admit it, budgeting is a skill. Some of us were born budgeters. The rest of us need to work at it. For some of us it’s something we need to work hard at.

Natural budgeters can control their spending without needing a budget at all. For the rest of us, we need to have a budget to keep our spending in check.

Having a budget keeps your spending under control. Controlling your spending will let you save a bit of money each month and saving money on a regular basis is the cornerstone of a healthy financial life.

Budgeting can seem difficult (or even impossible) if you don’t follow the right steps.

If you make a budget the wrong way, you’ll find yourself always overspending each month. By making a budget the right way, you’ll have a better chance of hitting your budget each month.

How to make a budget the right way involves a bit of prep work. That prep work is essential if you want to build a good budget.

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How To Start Saving Money (The 52 Week Challenge)

How To Start Saving Money (The 52 Week Challenge)

Saving money is the cornerstone of a good financial plan. Without a healthy savings rate there isn’t really a way to achieve your other financial goals.

Getting to a healthy savings rate can be a real challenge though. There are so many demands on our cash. Money comes in and goes out so quickly that it can be hard to put some aside.

One awesome trick to help you save money is the 52 week challenge. This is a simple but effective way to get into a saving habit. If you’re struggling with how to start saving money, then this could be the solution.

There are many variations of the 52 week challenge out there but this is my personal favorite…

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The BEST Way To Save More Money

The BEST Way To Save More Money

Find yourself going over budget? Always making impulse purchases? Do you know what the problem might be?

Ego depletion.

You’re probably thinking… “What the heck is ego depletion?”

Ego depletion is a psychology concept. When we make lots of decisions or are under a lot of stress, our brain gets tired, our self control starts to loosen, and we start to make impulsive decisions. These impulsive decisions can be a real budget killer.

This doesn’t necessarily impact spending. Ego depletion can cause you to stray from your diet, your exercise routine, or…

Avoiding ego depletion is the BEST way to save more money because it lets you avoid all those extra purchases that really kill your budget.

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How To Make A Budget

How To Make A Budget

Let’s admit it, budgeting is a skill. Some of us were born budgeters. The rest of us need to work at it. For some of us it’s something we need to work hard at.

Natural budgeters can control their spending without needing a budget at all. For the rest of us, we need to have a budget to keep our spending in check.

Having a budget keeps your spending under control. Controlling your spending will let you save a bit of money each month and saving money on a regular basis is the cornerstone of a healthy financial life.

Budgeting can seem difficult (or even impossible) if you don’t follow the right steps.

If you make a budget the wrong way, you’ll find yourself always overspending each month. By making a budget the right way, you’ll have a better chance of hitting your budget each month.

How to make a budget the right way involves a bit of prep work. That prep work is essential if you want to build a good budget.

read more
How To Start Saving Money (The 52 Week Challenge)

How To Start Saving Money (The 52 Week Challenge)

Saving money is the cornerstone of a good financial plan. Without a healthy savings rate there isn’t really a way to achieve your other financial goals.

Getting to a healthy savings rate can be a real challenge though. There are so many demands on our cash. Money comes in and goes out so quickly that it can be hard to put some aside.

One awesome trick to help you save money is the 52 week challenge. This is a simple but effective way to get into a saving habit. If you’re struggling with how to start saving money, then this could be the solution.

There are many variations of the 52 week challenge out there but this is my personal favorite…

read more
The BEST Way To Save More Money

The BEST Way To Save More Money

Find yourself going over budget? Always making impulse purchases? Do you know what the problem might be?

Ego depletion.

You’re probably thinking… “What the heck is ego depletion?”

Ego depletion is a psychology concept. When we make lots of decisions or are under a lot of stress, our brain gets tired, our self control starts to loosen, and we start to make impulsive decisions. These impulsive decisions can be a real budget killer.

This doesn’t necessarily impact spending. Ego depletion can cause you to stray from your diet, your exercise routine, or…

Avoiding ego depletion is the BEST way to save more money because it lets you avoid all those extra purchases that really kill your budget.

read more
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