Deepak was a daydreamer. He often used to dream of living a life free from 9 to 5 work life, pursuing his passion and creativity, spending time with family, doing social work etc. He wondered how much amount of wealth or bank balance is needed so that interest earned could take of his living and give him enough time to live life on his terms. He figured out that One crore kept in mutual funds could take care of his monthly expenses with some surplus to take care of contingencies. So, creating a wealth of one crore became his driving force to earning as well defining economic discipline. He also understood that just savings is not enough; the saving has to be utilized to create further wealth.
I thought of writing something differently this time. I asked this question, what is one common dream, most of us look forward to. I didn’t have to scratch my head, “how to become rich” is everyone’s dream, but very few live to live this dream.
It’s not about the dreaming, but it’s all about the efforts put to live this dream.
My best analogy is old DD comedy show of “Mungerilal ke haseen sapne”, where Raghubir Yadav used to dream big and while dreaming, will elaborately get into details & hard work, but only in his dream, and towards the end when he wakes-up, he is back with nothing in hand 😉
There are many milestones of being an adult. Signing your own lease for the first time, being able to rent a car, having someone call you ma’am.
But being an adult also means being responsible for your own finances. Like many things, you can’t have a successful financial future if you don’t plan for it. The best way to do that? Create a budget.
Creating a budget can seem daunting, but it just requires a series of steps. See below for help on creating your first budget.
Track your expenses
Before you can start a budget full of limits, you need to know how much you’re spending right now. Take two or three months to spend normally and track your transactions in Moneyfrog.in.
Fixed expenses like rent, insurance and utilities will be easier to monitor than variable expenses, such as groceries, entertainment and travel, which will fluctuate month-to-month.