14-11-2016 08:53 PM
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!
14-11-2016 08:55 PM
@Ben-RO That "How to budget" site looks really helpful - thanks!
14-11-2016 08:57 PM
@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
14-11-2016 08:59 PM
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
14-11-2016 08:59 PM - edited 14-11-2016 09:05 PM
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?