Tips for sticking to your budget

Alex

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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