Money. We all need it for food, clothing, and shelter, but also for buying things that we would like to have. It isn’t just for necessities but also for desires. It is an essential thing to have. Yet so many people cannot seem to get ahead of their finances. Why not? There could be many factors at play. However, a big reason could be not creating and sticking to a budget.
What Kind Of Budgets Are There?
There are a million different variations of budgets. However, there are probably only a few that really seem to fit into your life. For example, there is the jar system, which is what my husband and I primarily implemented in our life. There is a cash-only budget, a bare-bones budget, a 50/30/20 budget, a savings budget, and more.
It all depends on what the budget is for. Are you looking to start a savings fund? Is it to save up for a specific item? Is it to curb overspending? That is where you can begin to look for the right budget for you personally.
How To Choose the Proper Budget
Think Of What You Need A Budget For
Like previously mentioned, you need to assess your own finances and decide what it is you need to budget your money for.
Think Of If You Want To Do A Digital Or Tangible Budget.
Do you find when you do things electronically that you can’t stick with it? Do you find it easy to actually write things out? Do you prefer to use an app? Think about what the best option is for you to be able to stick out budgeting.
Think About If You Need A Short Term Or Long Term Budget
This is good to think about because some are harder to stick with after a while than others. So if you are just trying to save for a shorter time, budgets like the bare-bones budget will be easier than trying to do it for the long haul.
Consider the Pros and Cons
Is this particular budget going to leave you strapped for cash? Will it leave you short of your savings goal? Will it leave you frustrated? Does it meet all of your needs? Consider how it will fit into your life and if it is going to be feasible for you.
There are so many factors to consider when you are looking at starting a new budget. However, it is important to be able to successfully manage a budget as it can open a key to being able to save money and become financially free.
What kind of budget system do you use? Comment below!