Do you sometimes wonder, “Why is budgeting important?” Do you need a good reason to start (and stick to) your own budget? How about 7 good reasons? Here is our list of 7 benefits you are sure to gain, simply by starting and following a budget.

1- Gives You Control Over Your Own Money

Being intentional about what you spend on gives you ultimate control over your own money…and that’s a really good feeling!

2- Keeps You Focused On Achieving Your Goals

It makes it way easier to remain focused on your financial goals (hello, vacation!) when you have the numbers adding up right in front of you.

3- You Know Where Your Money Is Going

When it comes time to buy something, it can be frustrating to have run out of cash. You don’t want to find yourself saying “I don’t know where all my money went!” With a budget, you’ll always know.

4- Helps You Stay Organized

You’ll have all your important financial information all in one place rather than scattered about everywhere on scraps of paper, lost receipts, and forgotten bills. Plus, come tax time, you’ll already have everything organized and ready to go.

5- Clears Your Head

It sounds easy enough to keep your incoming and outcoming cash amounts as a running total in your head, but it’s not. Get all those numbers out of your head and into a legit budget.

6- Peace of Mind

It’s super stressful not knowing if you have enough money to pay your bills coming due. With a budget, you’ll gain peace of mind knowing you have what you need.

7- You’ll Finally Gain Financial Freedom

Perhaps the ultimate reason why it’s important to have a budget is that once you know what you earn, what you spend, and what you have left to save, you have gained power. When you use that power to live within your means, meet your needs, and have a little left over for a rainy day, you’ve finally gained financial freedom from the constraints of debt and living paycheck to paycheck. Congratulations!

Now that you know some of the benefits of budgeting, Lift Credit can help you get you back on track!