How to Make a Budget

1. Make a list of everything you spend for a couple of weeks.

I spend about $75-$100 every two weeks.  Food, gas, and misc.

Theater-$8.50, Taco Bell-$2.87, Netflix-$8.53, Hardees-$5.92, Bowling-$8.23, Redbox-$4.80, Shell Service Station-$21.00

2. For the same time period, record everything you earn and its source.

I got paid last Friday.  I got it from my job with Nash Rocky Mount Public Schools.  

3. Now that you have recorded, analyze it.

4. It is a good idea to have a little extra for hard times.

Absolutely.  You never know what is going to happen.

5. Monitor your spending.

I will try not to eat out as much.

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