The Mint Grad

Budgeting Basics

Budgeting-basicsThe word BUDGET is admittedly overused. Surely you hear it enough from your parents, significant others, and anyone else who feels empowered to comment on your personal financial life.

Like it or not, having a written plan is the best way to make sure every dollar counts – and you don’t end up under a pile of debt. So why are budgets so hard to stick to? Because conventional wisdom around budgeting is just not realistic. It’s virtually impossible to calculate every expense down to the penny. And let’s be real – no one wants to stop buying things they want. The good news is you won’t find anything conventional about the info we have to share. What you will find is real talk about real budgeting tips for people with real lives.