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Small, easy steps for creating a family budget

The Active Times Logo By Zareen Syed of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 25: If you've read any self-help finance books or listened to a money podcast, you know everyone talks about a basic rule: You need to make a budget. Budgeting gives you control of your money by giving you a sense of where it’s going, while also allowing you to create a spending plan so you’ll always have enough money to pay for the things you need and to save for the things you want. Here’s a helpful place to start when making your own budget.

How to Create a Family Budget

If you've read any self-help finance books or listened to a money podcast, you know everyone talks about a basic rule: You need to make a budget. Budgeting gives you control of your money by giving you a sense of where it’s going, while also allowing you to create a spending plan so you’ll always have enough money to pay for the things you need and to save for the things you want. Here’s a helpful place to start when making your own budget.

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