50%, 20%, 30%: A Money Rule to Consider

One rule that can help you budget your income.

Try the 50/20/30 technique for managing your household money. Applied over time, it may improve your financial picture. Here’s how you can do it:

Assign 50% of your income to essential expenses. Think food, rent, transportation costs, and utilities. Try to avoid using up more than half your monthly income for these needs.

Reserve 20% of your income for paying yourself. Invest it, save it, pay down debt with it.

Spend the remaining 30% on what you want. Just don’t exceed your 30% limit for lifestyle expenses.

You can change the percentages slightly if needed but avoid major alterations. Try your best to stick to this budgeting principle and watch your savings grow.

Think about living by the 50/20/30 rule. It sets guidelines for where your money goes, and it can help you put more of it toward your future.

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