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The 50/30/20 approach can be a helpful way to get started with budgeting. It’s a simple rule of thumb that suggests you put up to 50% of your after-tax income toward things you need, 30% toward things you want, and 20% toward savings.

50% Needs

Things you must have or can't live without.

Examples: housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, child care, debt payments.

30% Wants

Things you can cut back on or do without.

Examples: entertainment, dining out, clothing, splurges

20% Savings

Money you save for future goals.

Examples: emergency fund, home, vacation, retirement, financial freedom

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Need Help?Your after-tax income is the amount in your paycheck after taxes and other deductions are taken out. If you save for your retirement by having money deducted from your paycheck, you can include those savings in your budget below - just remember to add the amount to you income.

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My 50/30/20 Monthly Budget

Needs 50% $5,000

Wants 30% $3,000

Savings 20% $2,000

Values are based on a monthly budget.

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Your 50/30/20 budget is a simple rule of thumb that can be a helpful way to get started with budgeting.

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You have an extra $1,100. Consider putting it towards savings or paying down any more debt you have.

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Good job creating a balanced budget! Now is a good time to look at how you're allocating your income across your NEEDS, WANTS, and SAVINGS.

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Your monthly budget exceeds your income by $500. When looking for ways to reduce your spending, your WANTS is a good place to start.

Monthly Budget

$10,000 Income

$8,900 Allocated

$1,100 Remaining

50/30/20 My Budget Difference
Needs $5,000 $5,000 $500
Wants $3,000 $3,000 $300
Savings $2,000 $2,000 $300
Needs
50/30/20 $5,000
My Budget $5,000
Differences $500
Wants
50/30/20 $3,000
My Budget $3,000
Dif_ferences $300
Savings
50/30/20 $2,000
My Budget $2,000
Dif_ferences $300

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