Do Personal Finance Yourself.

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Map out the cost of your next chapter.

KEYS TO BUDGETS
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Keys to budgets

 

List your expenses

Set a timeline

Allocate your money

Categorize transactions

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Size your "pie"

1

Determine the amount of money you expect to have for costs of living and spending during the semester, which may come from your job, savings, parents or loans. This is your "pie."

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List your expenses

2

Take a "roll call" of your expenses by thinking through categories you expect to spend money on and how much you think you'll need each month. How does this total compare with your pie?

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Build your budgets

3

Create maps based on the expense categories you expect to incur. Adjust the time frame for everyday expense categories and mark infrequent categories as rollover budgets.

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