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The 50/30/20 Budgeting Rule

September 3, 2021

Tailored To Young Adults, Useful For Everyone

Originally developed by a U.S. Senator who was an expert in bankruptcy law, the 50/30/20 rule states that your after-tax income should be roughly divided three ways:

  • 50% used towards needs

  • 30% used towards wants

  • 20% used towards long-term savings

Young woman using laptop paying bills online and managing home budget

This rule is a great guideline. The beauty of it lies within its simplicity. It just takes a little dedication to get started. One of the most important financial habits is saving and one of the great secrets to saving is finding a way to make it automatic. This is what you’ll learn to do during this coaching session.

This session will take approximately 3 minutes to complete, where you will:

  • Discover the 50/30/20 budgeting rule

  • Discern between your needs, wants, and savings

  • See the big picture for managing your cash, whether you have a little or a lot

Get started with your Banzai Coaching Session:

Save and Budget Smarter

First Source can tailor accounts to fit your budgeting plan. Check out our Savings page to learn more about saving options and book an appointment with one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives to find the best way to reach your financial goals.

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