Three Reasons Why Budgets Fail and How to Overcome Them

Does the word “budget” make you groan? If you’re like most people, you’ve probably created budget after budget only to see them fail time after time? Why do budgets fail to work? How can you build “success strategies” into your budget process? Here’s a snapshot look at four reasons budgets fail and what you can … Continue reading Three Reasons Why Budgets Fail and How to Overcome Them

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How to Create a Personal Budget: Tracking Expenses

Since you are here, you probably discovered that you need to start tracking your expenses, and learn to spend less, and save more. That’s great! Creating a personal budget is an important first step to building sound money management skills. What is a Budget? A budget is a plan for managing your money. It is an estimate of … Continue reading How to Create a Personal Budget: Tracking Expenses

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5 Steps to Healthy Spending Habits

Next to our physical health most of us are primarily concerned with our financial health, and with good reason. Although our intentions are usually good, our follow-through and discipline generally isn’t. Mere mention of the word budget or cutback sends us into fits. Healthy spending habits need not be synonymous with deprivation – a bad … Continue reading 5 Steps to Healthy Spending Habits

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