6 Things You Should Never Scratch Off Your Budget

Budgeting is hard. We all want to have enough money for everything we need, but it’s not always easy to know what those needs are.

6 Things You Should Never Scratch Off Your Budget

#1 Savings

The first thing you should never remove from your budget is money for savings. Putting aside even the tiniest sum of money can make a huge difference in the long run, whether it’s an emergency fund or investments.

#2 Health Insurance

Second, make sure you have sufficient health insurance coverage. Even if you are young and healthy now, it’s important to think about your future self when making this decision.

#3 Debt Repayment

Third, make sure you are actively repaying your debt. This means having a plan to pay down student loans, credit cards, and other high-interest debts as quickly as possible.

#4 Life Insurance

Fourth, buy life insurance if you have dependents. This means spouses and children, which most people can understand but don’t forget about parents or other relatives that rely on your income to survive!  

#5 Spending Money

Fifth, don’t spend your entire budget on the first few months of the year. This is a mistake many people make when they receive their yearly pay increase.

#6 Groceries

Finally, don’t forget about groceries either. For many people, this is the biggest expense after rent, so it’s vital to know what you can afford on a weekly basis.

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