Eagle Community Credit Union Go to main content
FacebookTwitterLinkedinYouTubeappstoreGooglePlayInstagram
Locations
800 EAGLE CU
ONLINE BANKING LOGIN
STARTING OFF THE NEW YEAR RIGHT - FINANCIALLY1/21/2019

Here are some tips to creating and sticking to a budget:

  • Prepare. Make sure to include gifts, car repairs, holidays, and other miscellaneous items as part of the budget.
  • Have the entire family participate. If you involve all members of the family in the planning of a budget, everyone can be on the same page.
  • Be realistic. If your budget is too restrictive, you can become frustrated and feel deprived. Be prepared to transfer money from one category to another if necessary. Make sure enough funds are allocated for flexible expenses such as gas and groceries.
  • Create an emergency fund. Save up for the unexpected, such as medical issues or unplanned auto repairs. You can put any extra money you get into this fund.
  • Be consistent. Set aside a day each week to organize your budget, check your spending, and balance your accounts.
  • Educate yourself. Many financial institutions, including credit unions, offer financial education classes or workshops. Take advantage of those.
  • Take it one day at a time. If you have a setback, start fresh the next day.


« Return to "The Nest (Eagle's Blog)"
Comments
No comments have been posted yet.
Post Comment

(Only last initial will display on comment)

(Not displayed on Comment)




Security Code:
What's this?
Go to main navigation