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Making a Budget


Making a Budget
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.85

     challenging words:    arcade, intermediate, that-things, Long-term, altogether, regularly, short-term, basis, setting, budget, actually, otherwise, receive, ever, goal, longer

Making a Budget
By Cindy Grigg

1     Do you ever wonder what happens to all your money? You thought you had plenty, and then, all of a sudden, it is gone? There are some easy ways you can find out what happens to your money.
2     First, figure out your cash flow. Add up all your income. This is money you receive on a regular basis; it could come from an allowance, pay from a job, or birthday gifts.
3     Then subtract your regular expenses. You should include things like bus fare, lunches, snacks, drinks, movie tickets, arcade games, or anything you regularly spend money on. What you have left (Here's hoping you have something left!) is the money you have available to do extra things. You could donate it to a good charity, save it, spend it for something special, or use it to buy gifts for your family or friends.
4     Maybe you don't know how you spend your money. Carry a small pocket notebook and pencil around with you. Whenever you spend money, write it down in the notebook. Just jot down the amount and what you bought with it. Do this for one week. At the end of the week, total each type of spending.

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