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Re: GR Managing your money

What are some of the things that help you manage your money better?

 

I honestly don't have many skills/stretegies for managing money, hoping to learn some here!

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Re: GR Managing your money

A budget is managing your money, basically. And I think that they'd work for me, but thankfully I have no need for one.
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@Ben-RO That "How to budget" site looks really helpful - thanks!

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Re: GR Managing your money

Do you find you often go over your budgets @nc_reachout13?
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@SmileMonkey do you manually populate your spreadsheet? How long/much effort does it take generally?

@nc_reachout13 how do you track your expenses? Spreadsheet or some other way?

Just trying to get some ideas since this is the bit that always trips me up Smiley Tongue
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You've all pretty much moved onto the next question, but I'm gonna ask it anyway Smiley Happy

 

What are some of your budgeting tips?

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Re: GR Managing your money

Not often @Alison5, however I used to. Last year I was working a casual job, a shift a week and was almost always just scraping by. Working a lot more definitely helps, and having my end goals in mind always really helps. I know that I need to put away enough for bills and food, and save enough for a plane ticket and a bit of spending money as well. Otherwise, I don't get to see the person I love for at least 6 months until they come here. Its a huge incentive for me 

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Hey @j95! Smiley Very Happy
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I wonder @Bay52VU if you allow yourself to change and alter your budget, does it kinda defeats the purpose of it? I understand that income can change and there are expenses etc but how do we ensure that we stick to our budget?
Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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