Step 3: Set your goals. Before you start sifting through the information you’ve tracked, make a list of all the financial goals you want to accomplish in the short_ and long_term. Short_term goals should take no longer than a year to achieve. Long_term goals, such as saving for retirement or your child’s education, may take years to reach. Remember, your goals don’t have to be set in stone, but identifying your priorities before you start planning a budget will help. For example, it may be easier to cut spending if you know your short_term goal is to reduce credit card debt.
Harvard bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren_named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World_coined the ൺቺተ rule" for spending and saving with her daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi. They co_authored a book in 2005: "All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan." So how does the 50ቺተ plan work? Here's how Warren and Tyagi recommend you organize your budget.