CONCLUSION:

Did you make different decisions this time?

Did you stay on budget?

Did you have money left over?

If you have money left after meeting your monthly obligations, it creates new opportunities. You can consider a newer car. Maybe a new TV or appliances. Perhaps you want to put some money in savings or a program like the SMART529 college savings plan.

Knowing how to create and manage a monthly household budget is an important life skill. It is also important to remember that obtaining some sort of higher education can increase your earnings potential, which in turn, creates endless opportunities.

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