• Personal Finance

    Guidelines Household Budget

    First, List All of Your Income

    Make sure that you cover all of the bases, not just your paycheck. If you receive a regular income from investments, alimony, child support, royalties, or retirement income, list the income you receive from those sources as well. If you have a permanent part-time job, add it to the list. With temporary jobs, sales, and freelance income, create a conservative estimate of what you can expect to make on a monthly basis. Realize, however, that you may have to change your budget if these sources of income dry up.

    Next, List Your Monthly Bills

    At the top of the list should come your housing payment, be it rent or mortgage. Utilities should come next. Since electricity and gas bills often fluctuate with the seasons, you need to average them to come up with a monthly estimate. Taxes, insurance payments, and other annual or semi-annual … Read the rest

  • Debt

    Manage Your Debts In Easy Steps

    First, you need to pay all the available balances that you can pay. For example, if you have a credit card debt, pay the full amount. This will help you adjust your entire budget for the whole month. You will not longer have to worry about the statement. Of course, you need to sacrifice a little when you pull money out of your budget. But take note that paying the full credit debt will relieve you from interest rates. Interest rates eat up a bulk of your credit payments. In fact, you are actually just reducing your original debt in minimal amount. So the trick is to pay the entire debt whenever the statement comes in. It will also help you manage your existing money better.

    Second, do not spend on things that are not very important. Most of the time, people use their credit cards to pay for emergency … Read the rest