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Tips To Plan Your Personal Budget

Mar 5, 2008
Have you even encountered this situation? You get the salary and then you start spending. You would like to buy a new watch, a new shirt and on. However, at the middle of the month, you will probably find that you are in short of money.

You may then try to borrow some money. This may put you in a serious trouble because it is only an endless cycle. You will start spending at the beginning of each month. And you will not able to repay the debt in time. It is just like a snowball, you will have more and more debt.

As a result, you should try your best to manage your money by setting a budget for yourself. Without any surprise, you need to consider both your income and expenses. For your expenses, you should also give priority to each item you will spend money on.

First of all, you will need to take a look at your needs in the long run. You will need at least a saving plan so that you can achieve your goal in the long term. Of course you should also consider all you need to spend in the short term. This will affect how you can achieve your long term goal.

Now you have to go back to your budget planning. As discuss, you have to give priority to your expenses. There is something you have to pay for every month. For example, you will have to pay for the utility and rents so as to keep your living standard.

Then it is the turn of your other consumption. For example, you will try to take a look at how much you spend on food every month. Remember to check how much you usually spend on entertainment, this can be important in the later stage.

In the next step you will take a closer look at your income, you will need to estimate how much you earn every month. Try to list it out side by side with your expense. Then you will know how much you can save every month.

If you find that your expenses are normally larger than your income, you will need to cut the expenses down. The first thing you may cut down will probably by the expenses on entertainment. You have to plan your budget in a way that you will not need to borrow even a buck!
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