Budgeting Tips for Teens
By: Anna Estep
Tip 1 : Set a certain date for you to log in your cash flow statement
By keeping statement consistent, simple, and organized, it will help make budgeting easier, useful and more enjoyable.
Tip 2: Spend your money wisely!
Don't blow all the money you just earned on one thing.
Tip 3: Save for something you want
When you receive money from your job, or a birthday present,
set some aside to spend on vacation or fun with friends.
Tip 4: Comparison Shop to use your budget wisely
Look at the different prices of similar items from different retailers. If you spend correctly you can get more for your money.
Tip 5: Make a list of wants and needs
Sort out what is essential to pay for (like a car, phone bill), and what you just want (going out to eat or a new phone case). Prioritize this list and make sure you don't spend more than you earn on wants.
Tip 6: Use surplus money to pay off debt.
By doing so, you can lower your overall budget.
Tip 7: Save ALL receipts to get the most accurate budget.
While preparing and using a personal cash flow statement save all your receipt so you can account for your earrings and spending as accurately as possible.
Tip 8; Set a goal and reward yourself for it
By setting and completing short or long-term goals reward yourself with something small to reward yourself for reaching the goal. This will motivate you to continue to reach your next goal.
To Learn more about budgeting...
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