How To Manage Your Money (50/30/20 Rule)

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In this video I present a high level overview on how to manage your money using the 50/30/20 Rule.

Money management is 90% discipline and 10% knowledge. The 50/30/20 rule will force you to create a budget and understand where every single one of your after-tax dollars is going.

50% of your budget should be spent on needs which are are things that are essential to life and that you literally cannot live without.

30% should be spent on wants which could be classified as things that bring you joy and happiness, but are NOT essential to living. (Dining out, entertainment, hobbies, etc.)
The final 20% should be spent on savings, paying off debt, and retirement planning.

I feel like a lot of people confuse wants for needs, and we know the difference deep down, but we really want the one that we don't have the self-discipline to say no.

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I don't know why this stuff isn't taught in grade school.

Author — WWW.


With dedication and consistency, I worked my ass off for 8 months investing 40% of my pay into stocks and ETFs in a bid to get back my life. I want to be rich, both in time and wealth. I am at 50% of my $100, 000 dollars goal using a *technical trade analyst* from *Alexander Payden* You can use something else but it takes a clear vision and dedication. Cheers 🥂

Author — Claire Juliet


I currently have 60% going to savings. Just graduated college with 0 debt too!

Author — Jim Bob


My supervisor who makes way more than me said she needs a place to live because her landlord is selling. Should've seen the look on her face when I told her I had a vacancy at one of my rentals.

Author — E Rodriguez


Me soon:
50 percent - needs
30 percent - savings
10 percent - wants
10 percent - helping others

Author — Ronilyn Sebastian


50/50 is how i roll, i was in debt never again, im addicting to saving money now. i'll never be poor again!

Author — HotShotVQ35


40% needs
10% savings
50% her 😂😂😂

Author — kcirtap 22


I'm looking at this dudes handwriting like, yup he's definitely a teacher

Author — Skyy Howard


High school doesn't teach us this. So I came here, thanks Marko.

Author — Aiden Pethick


No apologies for short videos bro! i prefer to listen short, real information rather than hours of BS. keep up the good work, thank you for aducating us.

Author — osytrognsy


Great insight Marko, 30% budget is expenses on things that I can’t live without and 20% budget is spent on the things that gives me happiness and my family, 40% budget goes into my investment. I have been doing some passive investing which has been doing well overtime. It wasn’t easy for me to adopt this but money management is discipline and sacrifice.

Author — Anthony Alphonsus


As a 15 year old I'm taking advantage of not having "needs". Saving money, working

Author — Lawrence J


I have challenged myself to put away 50% of my monthly income into dividend stocks which is quite easy since I live frugal without debt. I work as an account executive, and make over $20000. $10000 goes into dividends, and the other $10000 covers my my food plus living expenses monthly. I am seeing improvements in my portfolio, dividends look certain, but I have to attribute this to only to guidance of a licensed fund manager who allocates funds to a plethora of assets. I have to stay disciplined, and remember that I’m in it for the long term. Good luck to everyone and thanks for the great video.

Author — Alaric Patterson


Youtuber: "My name is Marco..."
Me:" POLO"

Author — Akash Shukla


I'm retired and 5 months away from "debt free". Single, house & cars paid for, etc. Net income is $38K. My needs are 1/3 net and my wants are nearly nothing these days. I feel positively rich!

Author — 1redrubberball


A really good video Marko, effective money management is needed if we want to build a strong financial future tomorrow. I currently do some passive investing which has been doing well over time so it's been a 50% expenses, 30% investing and 20% saving for me.

Author — Mark Cyrus


I dont even talk about money with people. Because I always hear about people with bad spending habits, bitching but then I'm the bad guy if I tell them that they have piss poor budgeting.

I know a guy that bitched about bringing home $4200 In a week. I don't care who you are or what your situation or like story is. If you are bitching because you "only" brought home $4200 In a week, then you really have some bad spending habits.

Author — Miguel Robb


Whoever is reading this I hope you will have a successful and meaningful 2019!

Author — MindGrit by Dr. Rey Fremista


Great video however I would say that your 20% savings/debt should be higher that your wants especially if u have debt. When u have debt your wants have to decrease.

Author — Donnie Burns


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So grateful it exists."

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Author — Brandy Amarion