Help a n00b create a personal budget!
June 20, 2012 10:24 AM Subscribe
Novice/don't know what the hell I'm doing Filter: Moving away from home for the first time and need to create a budget! Any tips/help?
posted by horizonseeker to Work & Money (10 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I am moving out of my parents' house and will not be financed by them for the first time. I have lived on my own for college and a year of volunteering overseas, but both were experiences where I wasn't responsible for my housing or bills.
My fiancé and I are currently searching for a place to live together, and I'd like some help in creating an accurate, reasonable budget. We will have to take into account rent, utilities/cable, security deposits, groceries, fuel, car insurance, health insurance, mobile fees, etc. I own my car and am not making any car payments, nor do I have any loan payments. What am I missing? Any tips?