Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 25, 2014
Debt Consolidation USA shared in an article published last May 23, 2014 how a game developer takes on budgeting his finances. The article titled “Budgeting with a Game Developer” shares how budgeting may have evolved in the past years but it still focuses on key areas that should be learned by individuals who are having a hard time budgeting on their own.
The article shares how the a game developer’s approach is not too different on how an average person would budget resources. It starts off by knowing the starting point. The article suggests doing a thorough check and making sure all financial details are current. This can include bank accounts, income, expense and even loans and other forms of debt.
The next thing to do is look at the source of income. The article shares how understanding where the funds are coming from can help outline the budget more thoroughly. It should be able to answer the questions of knowing how much exactly is coming in or if there is way to increase the income. This is a good starting point for people trying to budget money.
Understanding how much the expenses and debt payments are every month is the next step. Same as the income, it should enlighten the individual on how much the expenses are and if there are ways to lower it down. Frugal living can help address this part because living below an individual’s standard can help free up some expenses.
One idea when it comes to understanding debt is to segregate the good ones from the bad ones. The article shared that the game developer knew that credit card usage for unnecessary items is a bad habit and it is ruining his budget every month. Consumers need to understand what debt needs to be addressed in order to help manage expenses.
After understanding income and expense, the article shares how having a goal is very important when it comes to preparing a budget. Just as in life, there has to be a goal. When making a budget, it has to be clearly defined. It could be to pay down the car loan or pay off the student loan within a specific number of years. Having a goal puts direction in an individual’s budgeting efforts.
The goal is not just limited to paying-off debt. The article shares that the game developer was building an emergency fund. This comes from the knowledge of what the fund can do in case financial hardships come knocking on the door. Individuals can use fund building as a goal such as an emergency fund, savings funds or a retirement fund.
The last thing the article shares is the importance of having the financial literacy to take on budgeting. The game developer learned early on in life by watching his father balance checkbooks at home. It is important to understand the basics of financial literacy in order to properly create a sustainable budget.