Skill 4: Manage Your Money

The skill Manage Your Money is defined as making sure you are not spending more money than you are earning and that you are able to pay your debts.

Game Changers:

  • Make a budget for yourself each month including entertainment, clothes, food, transportation, etc.
  • Learn how to balance a checkbook.
  • Put away 10% of every paycheck or allowance for your own personal savings.
  • Use a computer-based tool such as Microsoft Money or Quicken for your own finances.

Useful Web Links

Mapping Your Future – A 12 step guide to financial success.

Save More Spend Less– 60 simple rules of personal finance.

Useful Video Links

How to Save Money by Eliminating Things You Don’t Need

How to Budget Personal Finances