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The Envelope System

The Envelope System

The Envelope system is a way to track your variable expenses like food, entertainment, and drinks.

This method, preferably used weekly, allocates a certain amount in each category in labeled envelopes (food, drinks, movies, etc.).Β Once the envelope is empty, you are done spending in that category.

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The 50/30/20 Rule

The 50/30/20 Rule

It breaks down your budget categories into three broad segments:

  • 50%: Essential Expenses like housing, automobile expenses, groceries, insurance, utilities, etc.
  • 30%: Discretionary Expenses (Non-essential) like Dining out, entertainment, drinks, etc.

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Start Budgeting

Follow these simple steps and start Budgeting:

  • Choose the right tool (Budgeting App, Excel sheet or Envelopes)
  • Gather all information like your bank and investment account numbers, user id's, and passwords.
  • Make a list of all your income sources and...

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A Monthly Budget For Your Money

No matter how little or how much money you earn, creating a monthly budget is one of the most important aspects of managing your finances. What gets measured gets managed.

Having a budget doesn't stop you from spending money the way you want it to, but works like a partne...

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How to Create a Good Budget

The principles that make a good budget, something you can stick to:

  • Being Realistic: Being too strict is a recipe for failure.
  • Making Adjustments: A budget is not set in stone, but a fluid thing.
  • A Team Sport: If you live with a partner or spouse, y...

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Measure your expenses

Measure your expenses

Take a hard look at how much you are spending day to day.Β Every time you spend money, write it down as it happens in a little notebook or log it into an app.

Alternatively, use the envelope method. Make an envelope for each of your non-fixed expenses, like groceries, clo...

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