BCU Learning Center: 5 Articles that can Help Plan Your Budget
Have you explored the Beacon Learning Center yet? The topics, courses, and calculators are endless. You can peruse the site at your leisure or sign up for a customized experience with quizzes, challenges, and even the chance to win money.
Here are 5 Learning Center articles that can help plan your budget.
1. Why Do I Need a Budget?
Budgeting, it's something you hear about a lot. But unless you've ever maintained a budget of your own, the benefits of using one may seem a little obscure. In this video, we'll take a look at the basics.
2. Learning Your Budget Basics
Budgeting is one of the cornerstones of effective money management. Learning to keep track of where your income is coming from, and where it's going, can help you better understand and control your finances.
3. The Components of a Budget
When setting up your budget, it's important to know the different components that go into one. In this video, we'll cover the two main factors that you'll need to assess—income and expenses.
4. 7 Ways to Budget Without Budgeting
Budgeting can feel like a tedious task that requires a lot of time and organization. But you don’t have to write down every item you buy to stay on track financially. Try these 7 tips for managing your finances.
5. 4 Budget Items You're Not Thinking About but Should Be
When you think about your monthly budget, you might only think about your regular bills like your utilities and rent. However, you should also include the items you may be underestimating or not accounting for at all.