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Budgeting

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Having a budget allows you to know where your money is coming from and where it's going. A budget aids in saving for big purchases or saving for the future. It also helps to prevent those pesky overdraft fees from banks.

Budgeting Examples

There is no one size fits all model when it comes to budgeting.  What works for me might not be the best fit for you.  Below are a few budgeting examples to test drive.

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Learn Excel with Lynda.com

Have you ever wondered about how spreadsheets work?  If you want to get started with the basics of formulas for tracking income and expenses, learning a spreadsheet program like Excel can be very useful.  

Students can log in to Lynda.com using the link below, and then search for the course titled, "Excel 2013 Essential Training."