Budgeting Mistakes to Avoid

Budgeting Mistakes to Avoid

Creating a budget for your household is the best way to keep your finances under control. While there is no formula for putting together the perfect budget, some blunders are certainly avoidable. Here are a few of them: 

Setting an unreasonable budget– Be sure to leave some wiggle room in your budget. By creating a budget that is too tight, you are setting yourself up for failure because you won’t be able to accommodate fluctuating expenses.

Forgetting to keep track – In order to keep track of a budget, you must know where your money is going. Be sure to log all expenses in a spreadsheet or tracking app.

Ignoring savings –Make sure to pay yourself first and include a savings contribution as a monthly expense in your budget. Many banks allow you to set up an automatic transfer for this.

Making an overly complicated budget – If your budget is too complicated and difficult to keep up with, you are less likely to use it. Make a budget that is simple and achievable.

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