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Cash Envelopes: Your Best Solution to Spending Less

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Most people tend to overspend on just a few budget categories, which is why cash envelopes can be effective. They are a simple tool to control spending in those targeted areas.

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What are Cash Envelopes?

The cash envelope is a budgeting system that only uses cash to pay for specific cost categories. Each cash envelope holds the money you allocate to that category for the month.

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-Groceries -Eating Out -Entertainment -Clothing -Personal Care -Home Purchases -Spending Money -Gifts

How do You Use Cash Envelopes for Budgeting?

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Track yourself every day for two or three months to get a clear picture of your spending habits.

Decide on Your Cash Envelope Categories

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If you get paid biweekly, you should head to the bank twice a month following each payday to withdraw the money. If you get paid weekly, go each week to refill your cash envelopes.

Pull Money Out of the Bank

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Spend Your Money Carefully

To avoid running out of money for groceries, spend intentionally. Meal planning is one of the best ways to lower food costs, stick to your budget, and reduce spending on takeout.

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Assign Leftover Money a Job

There may be times when you have money left over in your cash envelopes at the end of the month. If this happens to you, first pat yourself on the back for spending less than what you budgeted for the month.

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