A thoughtful budget can go a long way toward fortifying your finances – in the present and in the long-term.
As you continue your financial journey, keep these budgeting basics top of mind:
- Create a budget and take a disciplined approach to monitoring it regularly.
- Spend less than you earn.
- Adjust your budget when life events affect your income or expenses.
- Celebrate small wins.
- Stick to the plan despite setbacks along the way.
- Communicate with your partner to set and reach financial goals together.