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Making A Budget And Following It

By Michelle L Published 10/10/2009 | Finance


When people hear of the term ‘budget’, they often feel that it is impossible for them to make a budget and stick to it. In fact, there are many people who do not know how they can go about creating a budget. It is true that creating a budget is sometimes not easy but that doesn’t mean that you can not create a budget. First of all, you have to make sure that you take all you incomes and expenses in to account. It may take some time for you to note down all your possible expenditures but when you sit down and think about the expenses that you are likely to incur, you will know what you should include in your list of expenses.

Once you have written down the expenses for the month, you should set aside some money for each expense but make sure that you do not set aside too little or too much money for each expense. Many a times, an emergency may come up that will require the use of money so you should also set aside some money for this kind of emergency. There are people who believe that making a budget is somehow better, it is the following of the budget that is most difficult. I will not deny the fact that it may be difficult for you to stick with the budget that you have made in the first few months but with time and practice, you will not have any problem with sticking to it.

You need to take one step at a time because no one is born with the skill to stick to a budget. You learn with time and even if your expenses may be more than you estimated expenses for the first few months, there will come a time when you will be able to balance the estimated amount of expenditure and the actual amount incurred. Once you acquire the skill to stick to a budget, you will find that you will have no monetary problems as these problems will gradually disappear.

It is always recommended that you start with small goals and then set big goals for yourself. Having a good budgeting skill will help you all through your life as you will be able to have control over your finances. To succeed in following the budget, you should be determined and have control.