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Budgeting for Dummies (Paperback)

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Build a budget that puts you on solid financial footing

Ask any financially successful person how they achieved their goals, and chances are they'll tell you it all started with a budget. And that's exactly where you should start. Budgeting For Dummies shows you how to create a plan that fits your lifestyle, manages everyday needs, and builds your savings. Author Athena Valentine, founder of the Money Smart Latina blog, offers step-by-step details for creating and following a budget without feeling like you're depriving yourself and your family of all the things that make life worth living. This book shows you how to figure out where your money comes from and where it goes so you can live the life you want and work toward your financial goals. Find out how to establish an emergency fund, eliminate debt, improve your credit score, and stick to your budget through economic ups and downs.

  • Discover budgeting methods that work so you can live within your means
  • Create a budget for your unique situation to get a handle on your income and expenses
  • Deal with common budgeting challenges without taking on more debt
  • Increase your credit score and save toward a major purchase

You don't need to make six figures to achieve your financial goals. Valentine, who also writes for Slate.com, knows the struggle of trying to make ends meet and is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge with anyone who wants to improve their financial literacy. If you're not sure where to start when it comes to managing your money, you can depend on Valentine's tried-and-true advice in Budgeting For Dummies to set you on the right path.

About the Author


Athena Valentine Lent is the founder of Money Smart Latina, a blog and financial education resource center. She leads workshops and classes on money management, financial resiliency, and navigating finances. She publishes a personal finance column at Slate.com.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781119985143
ISBN-10: 1119985145
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: May 9th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English