How to Create a Budget That Works for You

Budgeting
When it comes to personal finance nothing feels more daunting than making a budget. Whether it is the numbers, the fact that it is money or the honest look at what you are actually spending, most people cringe at the thought of making one. However, a budget isn't all that difficult. It's a matter of repeatedly doing addition and subtraction until the end result is zero. (more…)
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Should You Budget? No, Don’t Budget

Budgeting
What’s the second worst “B” word? Budget. Most people equate the word “budget” with something awful - like deprivation. No one is ever excited about budgeting, because it always means you don’t have enough of something. And not having enough, well who likes that? When you set out to budget, few people think of that as reallocating their resources. Rather, they think of it as cutting back. (more…)
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Should You Budget? Of Course You Need a Budget

Budgeting
Being a personal finance blogger, I can easily say I’m obsessed with budgeting. Not only do I re-assess my finances once a month to see if I have acquired any new expenses, I also sit down every two weeks and make a bi-weekly budget to make sure all of my fixed expenses are paid. I have money put aside for my variable expenses and I can try to make some headway on financial goals I have for myself. I know not everyone does this but what blows my mind even more is when people ask me why they should have a budget. I remember my pre-blogger days like they were yesterday and I can easily tell you why you need one. (more…)
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Comparison of Online Budgeting Software Tools

Budgeting
How are you handling your 2012 resolution to manage your money more effectively? Is your budget still a factor? Is your savings increasing while your debt is decreasing? While some people still prefer the good old fashion way to manage their money, which included hand written ledgers and paper statements, many of us are moving towards a paperless approach, keeping everything accessible online or via the cloud. Online banking is one way to help, but how about how to see your net income, achieve savings goals, and have budgets for specific categories? These money management programs have been tried and proven to help you keep your money where you need it: (more…)
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