Friday, August 28th, 2009

A budget can be a huge help in taking control of your finances. One of the first steps to establishing a budget is knowing your expenses. Expenses can be both fixed and variable.

For example, a fixed expense is one that is the same every month, like your rent. Variable expenses are those which fluctuate, like entertainment.

Consider tracking expenses for a couple of months. Write down every expense in a small notebook, or keep all of your receipts. Sometimes you can find funds simply by paying more attention to spending.

However, there are catastrophic events that can shake the foundation of even the best laid financial plans. Divorce, health issues, the inability to work due to a disability are just a few of the reasons people can get lost in an abyss of bills.

Bankruptcy is both a last resort and a new start. If you are out of options, do not despair. Call the bankruptcy professionals at the law firm of
Jeff Davis. Get the right guidance now.