Frank Money here – I find that Money is never around when you need it…and you never need it when it’s around. Understanding your spending and savings with a budget is the best way to get control of your money!
It’s time for Budget-Mania! Where everyone can learn about keeping a budget for their spending and saving. After all, if you don’t have a plan then good-bye budget and hello chaos!
As you can see by this form it’s really quite simple, but like everything else in life, you got to stick with it in order to succeed. It’s a game of pluses and minuses. Income, such as your take home pay from your job, is a plus. Your parents give you money for your birthday, plus. As for the minuses, that’s all of your expenses from car repairs to your monthly rent, from paying your health insurance to shopping for groceries.
Add up all of your expenses and subtract it from your income and you are well on your way to winning at Budget-Mania! That’s because you have a plan and that information will help keep you out of spiraling debt.
As my old friend Ben Franklin always said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”.
April is National Financial Literacy Month, Detective Frank Money’s favorite month! To celebrate the importance of being financially literate, Detective Money is going to post financial literacy tips every day.