Take control of your spending with our budget planner. It’ll help you work out where your money goes and see if you can start saving more.
Before you start
Gather up bills, bank and credit card statements or transaction history (digital or paper) for the last 3 months.
Try to include cash purchases – and any annual payments, like car insurance – that might not show up on your transaction history, to create a clear picture of your spending.
We’ve used the 50-30-20 budget rule as a guide to help you assess your spending. It’s just a guide, but the idea is you should spend 50% of your income on needs (essentials), 30% on wants (non-essentials) and 20% on savings, or paying off debt.
If you have money left over at the end of each month, great. Try to put it to use, whether that’s repaying debt, building your emergency fund or saving towards another goal.
Now you’ve worked out your budget, it’s time to start planning!