How do I budget, and why do I need one?

Budgeting helps to give you an idea of your overall financial situation and reduce any unnecessary spending, through making you more aware of exactly what you are spending and what you are getting for your money. Budgeting is a great way of minimising the possibility of getting into debt – you might even be able to save money once all of your essential bills are paid! Creating a budget plan might not be much fun, but it will help you to live within your financial means so that you potentially have more money to spend on leisure and for occasional treats.

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