Wednesday, April 10, 2013

In order to "have it all" you need to budget

In the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, Girl Scout Cadette's learn that to "have it all" they need to budget. But you don't have to wait to be Girl Scout Cadette to learn about budgeting! 

There are many ways to spend your money. Should you buy that new book you've had your eye on? Or save up for a weekend of fun with friends? There's a simple way to help decide. Make a budget --plan for spending and saving money.

5 Simple Steps for Budgeting
1. Practice budgeting for your values
2. Learn to track your spending
3. Find out about ways to save money
4. Explore different ways to give
5. Create a budget that focuses on your values

Here's a sample budget to help get you started:
Found on page 7 in a Girl Scout Cadette's Guide to Girl Scouting

Remember this:
"People first, then money, then things."
-Suze Oreman, financial adviser

Our "Having It All" Financial Literacy study, being released on April 15, shows that girls do feel empowered to "have it all." They believe they can live the life they want: they can own a home, provide for their families, and give back to their communities. Girl Scouting provides the tools for girls to gain courage, confidence and character so they can reach their dreams to make the world a better place. 

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