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Top 10 Tips For Paying Off Debt: Establish a Realistic Budget

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  Video Transcription Hi guys, Phil McGilvray here from Grandma’s Jars. Thank you for joining us. Today we are looking at tutorial 3 in our ten part series, our top ten tips for paying off debt. Tutorial 3 we are focusing on the importance of having a budget, a realistic budget. Budgeting is what we are about here at GMSJ and I am excited to be bringing this tutorial to you. I’m not going to go through the budgeting in great detail – that’s for another day, another series. Certainly we have a lot of information on our website, so if you need any help with it, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. What a Budget Will Do For You Today what I want to talk to you about is the importance of a budget to the debt reduction process. What I’m going to start with is three really key reasons of what a good budget will do for you as you strive to pay of debt. #1: What You Need Set Aside for Future Bills and Expenses The first one here is that budgeting will tell you what your expenses are, what expenses you have coming up. …

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Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, Focus on Habits and Behaviours

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For the past month I have been saying to the kids each morning, “I wonder what we were doing this time last year?” For the McGilvray family, this time last year marked the last day of a magical white Christmas holiday in the UK and Europe.  The holiday had been years in the planning and a well-earned reward for finally having our home loan paid off!