Tips to Stick to a Budget

By Jareed Robinson - Make the right budget for you.

Be Realistic.

The first step to sticking to a budget is to make the budget realistic for your lifestyle.

Plan Ahead.

Sticking to a budget becomes easier when you are able to factor in any upcoming expenses.

Track your progress.

Compare your actual spending to your planned budget at least once per month and adjust your future spending accordingly.

Don't give up.

Creating the right budget takes time. Your budget won't be perfect the first or second time but it will be over time.

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