Tips for sticking to your budget


Now that you have your own budget, you’re in control of your money! Want some tips for keeping to your budget? Try these suggestions — they really help me keep on track.

  • Shop with your budget in mind.
  • Watch for sales.
  • Use coupons.
  • Avoid buying “impulse items” — like gum, magazines, snacks — unless you have budgeted for them.
  • Keep a “cushion” of money for emergencies, or in case you overspend your budget.

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