Many people do not like the word budget. They have an image of an inflexible structure that must be followed no matter what. In fact, this inflexibility is what makes many budgets very hard to follow. By using a Vision prepaid credit card, you can enjoy the flexibility you need while sticking to a budget.
When you are first planning your budget, you will need to know where your money is going. Go back through your bank statements and your old bills to get an idea of what kinds of items you spend your money on. Most people will need to have budget categories that include food, housing, entertainment, clothing, and transportation expenses. Do not forget to add in a miscellaneous category as well. This category can cover those unexpected expenses that crop up throughout the year such as gifts for an office mate or a car repair. Sometimes you might have forgotten to put in emergency bills like medical bills or major car repair costs. You can take advantage of short term loans in these cases to get you back on track budget-wise.
Determine how much you spend each month in each of your categories. If you find that you have problems with late charges due to not paying your bills on time, consider setting up your accounts so that they withdraw your payments automatically from your prepaid credit card each month. This simple step will ensure that you do not forget to pay that bill on time and will put more money in your pocket each month.
Be sure to allow for a little extra money to be used in the entertainment category. You want to allow yourself to have some fun or else you are not likely to stick to your budget for very long.