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how do YOU budget??


Asked by JOR_HAIL at 10:35 AM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • We have a copy paste budget that goes from month to month. We adjust it though to fit the upcoming month.
    We do a zero based budget where every dollar is allocated before we even get paid. That way not a single dollar goes to waste. I think it saves us a ton of money.

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 3:33 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Very carefully. It takes a lot discipline throughout the years.


    Answer by musicmom08 at 10:39 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Make a list when you do groceries and stick to it. Also use coupons, store brands, and look for sales. Try cooking from scratch intead of the box stuff.

    Answer by arenad at 10:41 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I have a list of paydays and bill due dates, so I know exactly what has to come out of each check for bills. I take a list to the grocery store with me and if it's not on the list, I don't buy it. If it's something I need, I put it on my list for my next trip. I cook from scratch a lot and NEVER buy processed/boxed foods.

    Answer by August07Mom at 11:08 AM on Jan. 5, 2011