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Basic Budgeting

Budgeting is essential to managing your money. Learn key strategies and systems to truly take control of your money. You can find everything from basic budgeting to tips to make your budget work most effectively for you.
  1. Budgeting Glossary (10)
  2. Holiday Spending (12)
  3. Setting Up a Budget (19)
  4. Sticking to Your Budget (9)
  5. Ways to Cut Costs (22)

What Do You Hate About Budgeting?
Budgeting takes work, effort, discipline and a lot of self-control. Although budgeting is not fun, it is worth the work and effort. However, sometimes it helps just to vent about your biggest budget frustrations.

When Should I Use My Emergency Fund?
One of the first steps to getting your finances under control is setting up an emergency fund to cover unexpected expenses. When you do this, it is important to determine what constitutes a real emergency and what does not. Here are five questions to ask yourself before you use your emergency fund.

Budgeting Tips to Help You Deal With Inflation
Inflation means that the average cost of goods is going up faster than the value of money. It makes it a lot harder to cover your basic needs and can make it hard to cover your necessities. Learn some tips to help you handle your budget during times of inflation.

5 Things Not to Cut from Your Budget
When you are trying to stretch you money, you may be looking for areas where you can cut your spending completely. These five things should never be cut from your budget.

What Is the Difference Between a Sinking Fund and an Emergency Fund?
It is important to understand the difference between a sinking fund and an emergency fund. Understanding this will help you to manage your money more effectively, and make it easier to get control of your budget and avoid debt.

Budget Isn't a Bad Word
Your budget is your best tool when it comes to reaching your financial goals. Learn why you shouldn't consider budget a bad word.

Goals for Your Budget
Getting control of your budget is the first step in reaching your financial goals. Setting goals will help you master the challenging areas of your budget, and make it easier to do the things you want to with your money.

Raise Extra Money by Selling Your Stuff
You can make it through a tight budget month or find extra money for your debt snowball by selling stuff you have around the house. Learn the best ways to sell your different items.

Transfer Money Between Your Budget Categories
When you are budgeting, you need to be able to transfer money between categories to cover unexpected expenses. Learn how to do this.

Learn what is and is not a necessity.

Budgeting 101
Learn the basics so that you can start budgeting now.

5 Things Your Budget Might Say About You
Do you have a neat, easy to follow, organized budget? Or do you just hope that things will work out in the end? Learn what your budgeting style says about you.

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