Learn How to Create a Budget for Your Budgeting Personality
A quick search on the internet for the search term how to create a budget, will result in millions of hits. You will discover everything from individuals advising you how to budget money to others selling some software program to make the job easier.
Some of the software programs that tell you how to create a budget run the gamut from very basic to highly complex with a large variety of reports. Many of the programs are similar, but you will eventually find a few that may suit your own particular budgeting personality better. Finding one of those will definitely make the job easier for you. View full post…
Posted: October 3, 2015 Under: Budgeting By: Gust Lenglet
Finally a Solution to Making a Budget in College – 8 Easy Tips
We all know how difficult college life can be, especially if you’re attending a school away from home. For the first time, you’re on your own and responsible for managing your money. How well you manage your money now will have an impact on your life later on. Making a budget is one of the first things you need to do, even before you actually start college.
Don’t be one of those students that thinks making a budget is dumb. There are a lot of individuals who have financial problems and are deep in debt, who say that they should have learned to manage money when they were much younger.
Here comes that dreaded “B” word again. Yes, we mean budget. Today, we’re talking about the benefits of creating a household budget and we all know that every family should have one, don’t we? A budget, after all, is a very useful guide, and tells you if you’re on the financial path that you want to be on.
Creating a household budget not only tracks your spending, but it allows you to set up a savings plan as well. Setting up a good budget will allow you to set goals that you can achieve, and track your progress in meeting them. View full post…
Posted: August 3, 2015 Under: Budgeting By: Gust Lenglet
How Budgeting Software Can Help You To Reduce Debt and Control Spending
A few years ago, the Federal Reserve Bank stated that approximately 40% of families in America, on average, spend much more than their earnings. The statement goes on to claim that at least $20,000.00 in credit card debt is carried by more than two million families.
That was a few years ago…what do you suppose those figures are now in this economy that is still in recovery and high unemployment? Budgeting software can help in a big way.
Tips for Finding the Right Personal Budget Software Package
Reviews of the best personal budget software are one great way to make your decision about which home budget software package to buy. While some reviews may be helpful, one thing they may be missing is the element of “personal” which means you may be reading a review written by an employee of a major corporation instead of an individual discussing personal requirements.
You may also be reading a purported “review” by an affiliate of the software vendor hoping to make a commission if you buy the program. What it really boils down to in selecting the right software tomanage your budget, is trust and user experience. Some find it useful to use the Excel budget software, but it lacks the reporting features you need.
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