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Basics of Budgeting: A Step-by-Step Guide for Financial Success 💰

Welcome back to Trikl Money Mentor! This time we'll be diving into the basics of budgeting 💸.

Budgeting can seem like a daunting task, but it's a crucial step towards financial success 💪. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you master the basics of budgeting:

  1. Track your income: The first step to creating a budget is knowing how much money you have coming in each month. This includes any income from your job, freelance work, or other sources. 💼

  2. List your expenses: Make a list of all your monthly expenses, including fixed costs like rent, utilities, and car payments, as well as variable costs like groceries, dining out, and entertainment. 📝

  3. Categorize your expenses: Group your expenses into categories like housing, transportation, food, and entertainment. This will help you see where your money is going and identify areas where you can cut back. 📊

  4. Use the 50-30-20 budgeting method to allocate 50% of your income towards necessities, 30% towards discretionary spending, and 20% towards savings and investing. Use the Trikl app to manage contributions to your budget based on your income. 💻

Remember, budgeting is not about depriving yourself of things you enjoy, but rather about being intentional with your spending so you can achieve your financial goals. 💰🎯

That's it for this edition of Trikl Money Mentor. Stay tuned for next article where we'll be discussing the importance of establishing an emergency fund. 💪💰

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