The best way to reduce any money worries is to set up a realistic budget. The key being a realistic budget. Your budget should help you understand your income and expenses and help you achieve your financial goals.
Owning your finances
There are some parts of our financial lives that we can’t change on a dime — our salary, our taxes — but creating a realistic budget that allows us to be flexible to the realities of our ever changing situation while driving towards our financial goals is extremely important.
Before starting into your budget, consider the following:
1. Where are you now? Be honest with yourself about where you are in your financial life. Do you have an emergency fund ready should you need it? What are your spending habits and monthly expenses?
2. Where do you want to be? What are you saving for and where do you want to be in 10-20 years? What do you need to start doing today to get there? Not sure where to start? Reach out to us!
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