Take Control Of Your Finances
Creating a budget may seem time-consuming, but there are many ways to simplify this process. If you don’t know where to start or have fallen off track, this article is for you. We will focus on three key points listed below:
- What is a Household Budget?
- The “Less Is More” Mentality
- Forming Realistic Expectations
Your Money Journey
You may be asking yourself “Now that I have money, what should I be doing?” We have created Your Money Journey to answer this and help track your financial progress throughout life. In this article, we will discuss progressing to Mile 3. This grouping captures the beginning of your journey before diving into maximizing your investments. The initial stages are as follows:
- Trailhead – Base Reserves
- Mile 1 – Utilize Employer Match
- Mile 2 – Fully Funded Emergency Account
- Mile 3 – Pay Off High-Interest Debt
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