Why You Need a Budget

Graduating from college and transitioning into the world-of-work can be filled with both excitement and fear.  Among the “adulting” skills needed to survive life after college is, first and foremost, a budget.

A budget can be helpful…

  • During Salary Negotiation: In order to negotiate effectively you will need to know how much money you need to live.
  • While Keeping Track of Where Your Money is Going: Without a way to plan and track income and expenses you may never be able to achieve your financial goals.
  • For Saving up for Big Purchase: Being able to sock away extra income in an intentional manner  helps you plan for big purchases such as a car, travel, or your first home.
  • To help you Pay Down any Debt: Being debt free opens so many doors.  Making more than the minimum payments on debt can save you time and money.

Check out our new budgeting resource today!

By Laura Kestner-Ricketts
Laura Kestner-Ricketts Executive Director, Career and Professional Development