Not having money can be stressful. Budgeting can help you stay on top of your finances and stress levels.
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Creating a basic budget
Creating a basic budget is a good place to start when taking control of your finances. It can be as simple as listing all the money you’ve got coming in and tracking how much you spend.
Want to see where your money goes? Download the budget planner below, fill it in and keep it handy so you can look at it later.
Food costs money
With a little planning you can learn some tricks to help you out with the food budget.
Make a list of breakfast, lunch and dinner for that week – even if you don’t have to worry about meals, have a look at what food you buy in a week.
Make a shopping list and save it to your phone
Shop with the list!
- Don't go shopping when you are hungry
If you bring your lunch, you won't be so tempted to buy something during the day
$5 a day on a pie or a roll = $25 a week
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