Posts tagged ‘budget’

How Pinoy Families Can Live on One Income

Posted August 27, 2015 under Personal Finance | 2 Comments

The Philippine Bureau of Labor and Employment mandates that the minimum wage for those in the National Capital Region is Php 466 per day. This translates to an income of roughly Php 10,000 per month. And this number is just in NCR, where the minimum wage is already the highest. If you’re raising a family, […]

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How To Stay Motivated at Following Your Monthly Budget: A Lesson in Psychology

Posted April 15, 2015 under Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | 4 Comments

One of my readers, Kristine sent an email recently to share something that happened to her. Below is a portion of what she wrote: I learned about creating an emergency fund through your blog, which I was able to complete last year. I’m writing to you because if not for that, I would now be […]

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Never Had the Knack for Budgeting? Try these Budgeting Starter Tips to Kick-Start your Money-Saving Habits

Posted January 14, 2015 under Guest Posts, Money Saving Tips | 5 Comments

It’s ironic that most people will say that budgeting is important, but only a few will actually create and religiously follow one. Tracking your expenses and sticking to a financial plan can be a challenge at first, but I will tell you now that – it gets easier through the years. In fact, it only […]

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Four Solid and Convincing Reasons Why You Should Track Your Expenses

Posted October 16, 2013 under Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | 5 Comments

Creating a personal budget is close to impossible if you don’t know how much you’re actually spending. When you don’t regularly track your expenses, it’s difficult to allocate your income. At best, you’ll just guesstimate your budget and hope your cash lasts until the next payday. Then when you simply do tracking in your head, […]

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Make Budget Planning a Habit

Posted May 30, 2013 under Personal Finance | 4 Comments

If you’re like most people, you probably receive a lot of text message spam. You know, those SMS from unknown numbers asking if you’d like to buy a condo unit, or apply for a personal loan. Recently, I received one that says, “Short on cash for your child’s tuition? Apply for a personal loan. No […]

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8 Steps To Creating A Zero-Based Budget Planning System

Posted April 25, 2011 under Personal Finance | 16 Comments

I first heard of the zero-based budget planning system from financial author, Dave Ramsey. During that time, a few years ago, I’ve already been using the Envelope System to track and control my spending. And upon realizing how similar and complimentary the two methods are, I’ve decided to incorporate both systems into my budget planning. […]

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Organizing Your Personal Finances

Posted December 21, 2010 under Guest Posts, Personal Finance | 3 Comments

It’s going to be the end of the year soon and from what I know, there are two New Year Resolutions that people usually think of during this time – they’d either want to lose weight or save more money next year. I’m not a health guru so I can’t really help you much with […]

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Easy Budgeting Strategies For Beginners: Try Creating This Simple Spending Plan

Posted May 17, 2009 under Personal Finance | 9 Comments

What are the things you spend your money on? If you’re already in the habit of tracking your expenses, then I’m sure you could tell me exactly where your money goes. However, if you’re someone who is not used to budgeting and creating a spending plan, your answer might be a random litany of your […]

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Envelope Budget System Tutorial Video

Posted April 29, 2009 under Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance | 11 Comments

One of the best ways to manage your budget is to use The Envelope System. This budgeting method is so effective that it has become one of the recommended tools for personal finance. I’ve already written about this topic before and if you’d like to know my personal 8 step action plan to creating a […]

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How’s Your Budget And Personal Savings?

Posted June 17, 2008 under Personal Finance | 15 Comments

Payday came and some friends were happy to buy a little something for themselves. I was glad to tag along as they shop for new clothes and purchase other stuff they’ve been wanting at the mall. After a couple of hours of walking and shopping, we decided to have dinner as we wait for the […]

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Budget Your Money Through The Envelope Method

Posted January 27, 2008 under Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance, Productivity | 37 Comments

Do you have the habit of spending more than you earn? Are you finding it hard to get out of bad debt? Is it difficult to live within your means? If so, then maybe you should start a personal budget system to account for your monthly expenses. There are many ways to do this but […]

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How To Track Your Expenses

Posted November 27, 2007 under Money Saving Tips, Personal Finance, Productivity | 20 Comments

A few years back, I’ve always wondered why I was never able to grow any money in my savings account. It wasn’t until I started to account for my expenses that I realized how much I am actually spending on a daily basis. As we go about our lives, we often only remember the expensive […]

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