Is Setting Up A Budget Plan Worth Your Time?

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  1. Venus Rivera profile image74
    Venus Riveraposted 3 years ago

    Is Setting Up A Budget Plan Worth Your Time?

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  2. amazmerizing profile image62
    amazmerizingposted 3 years ago

    Oh absolutely! And its even better if you stick to it. The simple of act of making the budget can get you thinking in a much different way about your finances! It can also  make you more conscious of your spending in reality!

    1. Venus Rivera profile image74
      Venus Riveraposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree with you. Thanks for sharing

  3. Robert the Bruce profile image61
    Robert the Bruceposted 3 years ago

    Maybe for some people, but not for others. For example, I have never used a "budget" because I am in control of my spending. The key is to lower your reoccuring expeneses to where you are getting what you need at the best value for your dollar and usually the average person will have money left over, in varying amounts.
    One of the things I don't like about budgets is that instead of focusing on how you can maximize the value of your dollars, you end up forcing each dollar into a "category" whether you actually need that category or not.

    The reason most people have a "debt category" on their budget is because all the material crap they've accumulated on credit cards and fincancing payments! If more people would greatly reduce the amount money they spend on material items, they would find themselves much more free, both fincancially and mentally.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image28
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think that anybody can spend without some plan. You may not be putting it in writing, but you should be having some picture of what and how much you should spend. You keep a mental budget here, not textual. It itself can act as budget.

    2. Robert the Bruce profile image61
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, I don't use a budget, mental or written.

  4. Venus Rivera profile image74
    Venus Riveraposted 3 years ago

    You have a valid point here but I have full control of my money and that why I like to write things down and tell my money where it needs to go each month. Whether it be either in saving or spending, I like to see it written down on paper to remind me what's coming in and what's going out. It just takes me a few minutes to get it done but I do understand what you're saying about the debt category on must people's budget sheets.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image28
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Do you keep the habit of maintaining a diary and recording all your spendings day-to-day in it? It will be of much help to you in tracking where your money goes. You can find out where you are spending excess and where you can divert spendings wisely

  5. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 3 years ago

    Only if you'll actually stay within the financial limits you set for yourself
    If that's a challenge, then do the "pay yourself first" method of putting 10% to a 401K pre-tax, a chunk to an HSA or savings account, and then living off what is left in the bank account.

 
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