Regular monthly bills
The bulk of your budget is made up of necessities like rent, phone and internet bills, insurance, etc. If you can lower your monthly expenses, you can save a lot for unplanned events.
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Financial professionals will advise you to cut out expensive nights out. In truth, you will have night's out, even when you're dirt poor.
To incorporate unplanned entertainment, set aside an amount each month. Be realistic. You can open another savings account for fun spending or you can use cash only.
There are a couple of paths you can take to pay off your high-interest debt when you're on a tight budget.
There are many great budgeting apps. However, apps can be frustrating and boring to use, or we may just get lazy.
Sometimes a pen and paper work best because it gives you a hand in your budget. With this method, you can also change your budget when you need to include extra expenses.
The best way to attain financial success is not about having a budget or avoiding debt, or even choosing the right investments, but about having a system that makes automatic wealth creation possible for you while you sleep.
Investors make a lot of stupid financial decisions based on emotions and sentiments and putting money on ‘autopilot’ saves us from giving to temptation and laziness.
When mortgage interest rates get low, refinancing isn't always the best choice.
Deciding when to refinance your home loan depends on several factors besides whether you can get a better mortgage rate.
The popular 50/30/20 rule states that you should reserve 50 percent of your budget for essentials like rent and food, 30 percent for discretionary spending, and 20 percent for savings.
But it's not that simple. If you're a high earner, you'd be wise to save a larger percentage of your income. If 20 percent is impossible for you to save, then saving something is better than saving nothing.
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