Friends often suggest that I should write a book on budgeting.
I laugh at the suggestion.
I laugh because I am far from an expert on budgeting. And there are plenty of experts.
But the fact is that I have learned a lot as the financial manager for a single-income family of six. Some lessons are specific to our household alone, but there are plenty of general thoughts I can share with anyone hoping to get their finances and debts under control.
There are a million ways to budget and think about money. Here are just some five basic budgeting tips to get you started.