6 principles of personal finance and budgeting for 2021

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Learning how to manage your personal finances and budgeting, independently of your specific financial situation, should definitely be one of your priorities this year; I mean, it should be one of your priorities your whole life, but if you haven't kickstarted the process yet, this year is as good a time as any to get more involved in the world of personal finance.

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💬 Comments on the video

This reminds me how lucky I am to already as a student have an emergency fund, my spendings tracked and no debt

Author — macmaresa


I quit tracking my expenses three years ago because I thought I didn’t need it anymore, that I had it under control. But girl was I wrong. I recently started again and I eat my money. Like, the amount I spend on food is ridiculous. Time to shape up! Thanks for this! 🙏🏻

Author — Jzimmergren


If you won't use a sheet, use an app. There's plenty of apps out there for free. Some people get overwhelmed with a spreadsheet. You can categorise your spending and income and then export these figures as a spreadsheet.

Author — Jessica N.


You are amazing. I currently still live with my parents and they do all of the financing. But me and my boyfriend bought a house together and are moving in soon. So these are really good tips and tricks.

Author — Rowan Bergen


Enjoyed your video. I love saving and watching those savings stack up! And I agree, personal finance is a HUGE topic with lots of different ways to spend less and save more!

Author — Saving with Christina


I haven’t even finished watching this videos but it already gave me encouragement to start sorting my life out. Obrigada Mariana

Author — Luis Silva


Hi Mariana, thank you so much for the great info and resources. I was trying to use your Google Spreadsheet template to track my daily expense. I noticed in the video that the sum amount for each category gets auto-populated on the right side of the Spreadsheet (referring to @4:40). Could you share how you do that? The formula seems to be broken in the shared spreadsheet.

Author — Soojung Park


Loved this tips!! Financial health is such an underrated life focus!

Author — Budget with T


I feel pretty lucky to already have a half decent emergency fund and no ‘bad’ debt so have really been focusing on savings and investment at this time and hope to build a greater than 20% savings rate! Great information!

Author — 30 Something - Personal Finance & Medicine


Could you explain/make a video on how you make each category add automatically as you label them (13.55). This would be so helpful. Many thanks - Colleen

Author — Colleen Hudson


First time doing saving challenges this year as it’s my new hobby.

Author — AestherA Lu


This inspired me so much, thank you Mariana! 💗

Author — Daniela Amaro


Thank you that was very informative, and helpful <3
i alr started tracking my expenses very late since the day i started studying economics that changed a lot about how i deal with money ...

Author — THEA_LPHA


Do you track every single expense? Even if you buy, let's say, candy or anything small?

Author — simplicity4fun


Thanks for your content, your sharing and colabrative approch and your refrencing. 💎

Author — Mohsen Eshraghi


Really enjoyed this video. Thanks for this. Side note: I can’t watch you write, the way you hold a pen looks so painful. I just tried it and almost got a cramp :) What ever works for you tho, not saying there’s a right way to hold a pen.

Author — Sam Figueroa


How did you get the "category" section to automatically fill in the second table?

Author — caterina alvarez


One of the best videos on your channel! Thanks a lot for sharing with us. Watch all that you have and all that you do is inspiring!

Author — Edna Hernandez


❤️❤️ listen money matters, learned so much from that podcast

Author — katiaaq


These personal finance tips are amazing! those podcasts you mentioned are also really great

Author — Webb Money