Updated: Feb 17
B u d g et.
The union budget is presented by the Honourable Finance Minister on the first of February and everyone starts discussing it. irrespective of the knowledge and understanding !!
Let us think about your own budget. Have you ever calculated it ???
Budgeting is an important habit to adopt ... Don't wait.
These are the benefits of budgeting :
1. Budgeting Keeps You Organized
Disorganization is another one of those words that don’t mix well with personal finance. And the longer you live without a budget, the easier it becomes for your financial life to get messy. Between all your monthly bills, debt payments, and all your other expenses, things can just slip through the cracks.
“It’s easier to keep clean than to make clean.”
2. Budgeting Helps You To Control Unnecessary Spending
Let’s be honest, when you operate your finances without a budget, you don’t really have anything holding you back from spending beyond your means. Sure, you might have a general idea about how much money you can spend each month, but without hard, accurate numbers, it’s easy to lose control of your spending habits.
In other words, budgeting is important if you want to keep a close eye on your daily spending habits, understand the impact of seemingly small expenses, and take control of your spending.
3. Budgeting Helps You To Achieve Your Financial Goals
Along the same lines of controlling your spending, budgeting is important because it keeps you on track when you are trying to achieve your financial goals.
In order to achieve a goal, you need to stick to a plan, and stay focused on a clearly defined process; and that’s where having a budget is so important.
4. Budgeting Leads You towards Better Family Life
If you are married, your budget plays an extremely important role in keeping you and your spouse on the same page. It helps you plan your financial future together, hold each other accountable, and make sure you are fighting on the same team.
I think it’s pretty common knowledge that money fights tend to be one of the biggest problems in marriage. So, if you want to end the financial fights between you and your spouse, and finally get on the same financial page, then budgeting is a critically important first step.
5. Budgeting Helps You Find Financial Contentment
Financial contentment is one of the foundational elements of good financial behavior. It keeps you from spending money that you don’t have, and helps you to enjoy your financial journey.
Every time you sit down to create, assess, refine, or log expenses into your budget, you are making a conscious effort to focus on your own finances instead of others. After a while, you will lose complete focus on what other people do with their money.
6. Budgeting Keeps You From Feeling Financially Overwhelmed
If there is one thing, in particular, that doesn’t mix well with overwhelm, it’s personal finance.
In fact, I’ve never met anybody that enjoys feeling overwhelmed. So, I think it’s fair to say that feeling overwhelmed just straight-up sucks.
The good news is that one of the best ways to combat financial overwhelm is to live your life on a budget. That way, you never spend beyond your means, you are always well-prepared for unexpected expenses, and fewer things have the ability to jump up and bite you.
7. Budgeting Helps You Avoid Or Get Out Of Debt
budgeting is so important. It can help you get out of debt, or plan your finances so that you can save and pay cash for big purchases and avoid debt in the first place.
8. Budgeting Helps You Save Money
Saving money isn’t what you’d call a natural tendency.
Seriously, before I started budgeting, the only time I ever committed to saving money was when I was piling up cash for a big purchase. Whether it was a new tool for my wood shop, or a new set of golf clubs, I was great at saving as long as I knew it would end with me using the money to buy something cool. (That isn’t really saving, is it? It’s more like delayed spending.)
9. Budgeting Helps You Prepare For Emergencies
I have news for you, life is full of all sorts of emergency expenses. From hospital bills to unexpected home repairs, if you don’t prepare your finances ahead of the game, you won’t be ready when those expenses come your way. And that can get pretty painful.
On the other hand, if you make a point to save for emergency expenses in your monthly budget, then you can avoid all sorts of financial difficulties.
10. Budgeting Helps You Get (And Stay) Ahead
Budgeting helps you get (and stay) ahead. Beyond that, living on a budget can help you finally build that financial life you always imagined, from a stressful life.
If you want to finally get ahead in your financial life, start living on a budget.
Budgeting is one of the most important financial habits you can adopt. If you too want to achieve your goals and want to move ahead. Then,