Budgeting Tips: How to Prioritize Expenses

By: Maurine Anderson Prioritizing expenses can be one of the hardest aspects of budgeting. How do you decide where to allocate your money first? Which expenses can or should you choose to forego?   Many smart budgeters live by the mantra ‘pay yourself first’. The phrase ‘pay yourself first’ refers to putting money into personal savings, such as your retirement fund, emergency fund, and any other savings funds you might have going (money for a down payment, for example). Beyond ...
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Evaluating Your Budget: Are You Spending Extraneously?

At least once a year, take the time to evaluate your spending. If you are like most businesspeople, after a thorough review of your budget, you'll be able to identify several items that can either be eliminated or significantly reduced. If you are having trouble achieving an objective viewpoint to evaluating your budget, here are some areas where you may be spending extraneously. Accounting software Do you really need to spend hundreds of dollars on accounting software for your business...
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Creating an SEO Budget: Use These Tools!

You could have the best business with an amazing website to back it up, but if it doesn't appear high in the search rankings, no one will find it and all your hard work will have been for naught. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is your ticket to the top - of Google, that is. Nothing can replace quality content and good business practices, but with a good SEO strategy, you can back that up with great visibility when people search a string of words that match the subject matter on your webs...
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