46% of people who completed our survey stated that they do not have a financial plan or budget for 2015. Being uncertain of what a budget is, and how to set one up, is a common stumbling block when it comes to your financial planning, and ultimately your financial freedom. That’s why we are happy to bring you a free DebtSafe budget template.
What it means to have a budget
In the most basic sense a budget is the process of planning how you are going to spend your money. This will help you see in advance if you are going to have enough money to do what you need to do, and to do what you want to do.
So basically your budget will tell you whether you can have dinner at that expensive restaurant or if you should rather head home and see what’s in the fridge.
Why we love budgets and you should too
Your budget is a crucial tool on the road to financial freedom, and without it you are pretty much lost. When you follow your budget it will ensure that you have enough money to do what you need to do, as well as do what you want to do. Even more important, your budget will help you get out of debt, and keep you out of debt.
Ultimately your budget will give you peace of mind. Why? Because a budget will give you back control over your personal finances. Everyone who has experienced financial difficulties will agree that having control over your personal finances is invaluable.
Download the free DebtSafe budget template below and take the first step to your new beginning. Happy budgeting!