How to Budget –
Income Management through Budgeting can help pay off Debt
February 7th, 2006
Every little bit
There are two
ways to get more money to pay off debt, one way is to stop spending
as much and the other is to make more money. The reality of what
got a person into debt in the first place was likely due to a lack
of budgeting each month. Even if a person did make more money it
still does not guarantee that they will live within there pay
check. Sometimes unfortunate events like medical bills can creep
in, but with budgeting in place it can help to prevent you from
coming up short for these unexpected events.
is available through financial planners. If you have a hard time
coming up with a budget on your own, you could seek advice from a
financial planner to help make a budget for you. This will not mean
that you won’t have to do any work in helping to figure out the
budget, but it may help you make the right decisions along the way.
It also does not mean that you will not have to make an effort to
change the situation you are in, consider the financial planner as
A budget sets
limits on spending and also encourages planning too. People that do
not sit down and calculate there living expenses may be in for quite
a shock. By understanding were the money is being spent, it may
help to trim expenses here and there to make a few extra dollars to
pay off a debt on a credit card.
Not only is a
budget good for knowing how much you spend, it also sets you up for
starting a savings account in the future. If you don’t have 5 – 6
months of living expenses saved up, it is unlikely that you are in a
secure financial state. It is the lost job, the unexpected medical
expenses that often sneak into the picture and put us behind and
into debt. By being proactive for these events you avoid the
downward spiral of getting in debt. As many have experienced first
hand that once you are in debt it is difficult to get out of debt.
That is why every dollar does add up, no matter how little.
The more debt
you owe, the more interest you are paying, and this increases your
living expense. There is something awful about credit card debt,
and now with the double minimum payments, it is really causing a lot
of financial stress on families across the country.
To make a
budget you should take notes of every bill that you pay in a month.
And all the purchase you make at stores and eating at restaurants.
If you have quarterly expenses like property tax, or heating
expenses, you should find the yearly amount and divide by 12 months
to find an average monthly expense.
After you look
at the totals, ask yourself if the car insurance is at the best rate
it can be at and if you can shop around for a discounted rate. If
you have a higher deductible on car insurance you can lower your
monthly fees. You could possibly be over insuring your home and
cars instead of buying a new one, that way you won’t be creating a
new debt. If you have an older used car, insurance rates can be
less, registration can be less, and you don’t have a monthly payment
if it is paid off.
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