Preparing a budget
Make two lists - one showing all the money you have coming in and another of all the bills you know you have to pay. Don't forget the annual bills, budgeting for them month by month will make them much more affordable.
Once you've got the financial basics sorted out, you can see exactly where you stand and how much spending money you can allow yourself. Our budget calculator will help with this task.
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