Budgeting Quotes That Will Inspire You to Save More

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Budgeting Quotes To Plan For Success!

If you’re interested to start budgeting for retirement, college, or an epic summer vacation, then we have the kick you need!

By all means, budgeting is not always easy; it’s a plan of action and a few guidelines to setup a tailored budget for your goals. I started budgeting in my last year of high school. I wanted to buy myself a used car, and frankly, I had no idea where to begin. I started lifeguarding at my local swimming pool 3 months a year and saved every penny… So much so that I didn’t allow myself to use a dime to help pay for something to treat myself for the hard work I accomplished.

Budgeting quotes can be a great source of motivation, especially if you have a goal you’re trying to target.

I’ve compiled a list of my favorite budgeting tips and how I think they will help you be inspired to start budgeting today!


“We must consult our means rather than our wishes.”
George Washington


“Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.”
Joe Biden

The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations. Jack Lew


“A personal budget is a manifestation of your decision to grab your finances by the balls”
Money Tree Man


“A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.”
– Dave Ramsey


It is critical that kids start to learn the value of money, short-term and long-term saving and budgeting at an early age. Alexa Von Tobel


A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it. William Feather


“It isn’t what you earn but how spend it that fixes your class.” ― Sinclair Lewis


When you’re setting up a budget, a general rule is to start with your fixed expenses – your housing and insurance payments, and car payment, if you own one. – Jean Chatzky


“A penny saved is worth two pennies earned . . . after taxes. ” ― Randy Thurman


I remember I had to go and ask my mom for groceries sometimes because I wasn’t the best person with budgeting. I had to learn the hard way, but you live and learn. It builds character and strength. Katie Cassidy


“It’s time to stop spending money we don’t have and balance the budget.” – Joni Ernst


I see good personal financial management as setting – and keeping – a budget. John Rampton

You know, a low budget, you have to work harder. You have to plan well; you don’t have much time to rehearse. Hector Elizondo

All workers, whether they are employed in the private or public sector, should avoid living ‘paycheck to paycheck.’ Studies show that every household wastes 10% or more of its salary or income on unnecessary expenditures or by not taking the time to shop for better prices. It’s all a matter of proper budgeting. Mark Skousen

Every family in America knows they have to do a budget. Every small business in America knows they have to do a budget. Every local government, every state, knows they have to do a budget. John Boehner

I was from a tough neighborhood, and we didn’t have a lot of money, but my dad worked hard, and my mom is good at budgeting things. That made me appreciate things. Imelda May

A cardinal rule in budgeting and saving is to pay yourself first. Once your paycheck hits your account, wisdom has it that you should move some amount to savings even before you pay the bills. John Rampton

Adhering to budgeting rules shouldn’t trump good decision-making. Emily Oster

In Conclusion

Find a goal that you think you can stick to, and embrace you might make some small budgeting mistakes at first, doing the exercise right off the bat is what counts.

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