Don't go broke

budget

Top 5 Reasons

Where do

I start?

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simple rules of money management

(in black and white)

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1st thing to consider

Your Future self

(Think of yourself as a 65 years old) 

  • You acquired knowledge, skills and confidence.

  • You found a job you love.

  • You learned to save for the car, the education, the house, the family, the vacation, travel, retirement, and the emergency!!

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2nd thing to consider

Delayed Gratification

(Just wait)

  • Benefits:

    • Achieve long term goals

    • Learn self control

    • Bigger, better rewards

    • Achievement is possible

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3rd thing to consider

 

TVM:  "Time Value of Money"

  • When you're young, time is on your side.  Save now and let your money work for you.  See how it works by clicking on VIEW MORE.

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4th thing to consider

PYF:  Pay yourself first

  • Before you spend any money on anything, contribute to your savings account.  Yes, pay your bills next.  No to treats, new clothes, or coffee! Seriously, you can do this!​​  

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number crunching time

If we're talking about money we have to do the numbers

Rule of

50-30-20

50% of your income goes towards essentials:

housing, food, phone, transportation

30% of your income goes towards lifestyle:

dating, eating out, giving to charity, hobbies

20% of your income goes towards financial:

paying down debt(credit cards, student loan) 

& savings (retirement, emergencies)

Rule of 72

The "Rule of 72" is an easy way to determine how long an investment will take to double, given fixed annual rate of interest.

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Rule of 20/4/10

Your Wheels

Best is to buy a good, used car.

However, if a newer car is in your plans then use the rule of 20/4/10.

20% - For a down payment

4 years - Finance no more than 4 years

10% - Monthly payment no more

than 10% of total income

scarcity

limited resources 

Plus 

unlimited wants

equals=

choices to be made

Rule of 30

The "Rule of 30" is all about delayed self-gratification. Basically, if there is something you want, write it down.  Wait 30 days and evaluate the purchase again.  This helps control impulse buying. Do you REALLY want/need this item?

Simple Interest

versus Compound 

Interest

Simple Interest Example

               Opening Balance       5% Interest      Principal

              1st yr.    $100    +     $5     =   $105

          2nd yr.      $0     +     $5     =   $110

          3rd yr.       $0     +     $5     =   $115

                          Gain $15.00

Compound Interest Example

     Opening Balance       5% Interest      Principal

              1st yr.    $100    +    $5.00   =   $105

          2nd yr.   $105    +    $5.25    =   $110.25

          3rd yr.  $110.25   +   $5.51    =   $115.76

                          Gain $15.76

You may think only $15.76!!! But if we were

to convert the chart to have an opening balance of $10,000, we would be looking at $1,576.25!!! Now that's why compound interest is so important.  Be sure you are getting compound interest while saving. 

Your future self will be smiling. 

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