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Miriam Caldwell

Weekend Challenges 2013: Creating a Real Budget

By January 24, 2013

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The challenge this week is one of the most important challenges you are going to tackle this year. Your budget is the tool to really succeeding financially. Once you can manage your budget consistently, you can really begin making your money behave the way that you want it to. Take time this weekend to set up your budget. Your budget will give you control over your money. Many people mistakenly look at a budget as being too restricting, but in reality it can help you stop worrying about your money and let you choose when and how to spend it.

A budget helps you to make conscious spending decisions. It allows you to decide at the beginning of each month where and how you are going to spend your money. It is the best way you can change your financial picture. Take the time to now to set up your budget and start following it. You have enough time to have a solid plan in place for February. Remember this is the year you make lasting changes to your financial picture.

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