Aurora Body Shop Tips: Monthly Budgeting

Posted on: May 7th, 2014 by Accurate Auto Body Repair No Comments

Aurora Body Shop Budgeting

Adulthood is just filled with budgets that you have to create and follow. Without it, you’ll find yourself in financial distress faster than you could say Aurora body shop. Fortunately, budgeting isn’t without instruction. With generations of adults and businesses alike budgeting forever, there are some simple tips and rules of thumb to follow. Here’s a list of Do’s and Don’ts for monthly budgeting.



  • Itemize your expenses. Typically, you have an idea of what you will have to spend money on over the course of a month. Why not write all of that down so you are prepared throughout the month. Part of making a budget is knowing where your finances will be drawn too. Furthermore, outlining your expenses will help you avoid, or at least become overwhelmed by, surprise expenses that you simply couldn’t plan out. Medical emergencies, impulse purchases, or hidden fees all can arise, and you want to make sure you have some money left over in the event of one of those scenarios.
  • Find a routine. You don’t want to arbitrarily set up your budget. Set aside a particular date every month to work on it. Whether it’s the first Sunday of the month, or the 5th of every month, having a routine allows you to set appropriate timelines for your budgets, as well as ensures that you are creating one month to month.
  • Attempt to stay within your budget. This is often the most difficult component of creating a budget. Saying what you should be doing, and actually doing them, are entirely two different things. So ultimately, you want to handcuff yourself to your budget so that you can become disciplined and accustomed to your budgeting schemes.


  • Be ambiguous. Budgeting can be a strenuous process, but if your budget is unclear it will make it that much more difficult to adhere to, and if you aren’t following it, then there’s no point to actually making one. If you aren’t sure whether or not to include an expense or source of income, err on the side of specificity.
  • Be too flexible or strict. You want to find a nice middle-ground. If you follow your budget too strictly, then you won’t be able to overcome the random expenses that can arise in a month that you simply cannot plan for. You need to be able to handle the expenses, and reorganize your budget for the month, so that you aren’t overwhelmed. Conversely, you need to be able to draw a line, and know when some expenses just aren’t worth it. Being too liberal with your budget will defeat the purpose of even having it.
  • Delete or toss your budgets. Keeping old budgets can be handy for the future. You never know when you will have to go dig out how much you spent in a given month. Moreover, keeping your budgets as you go allows you to emulate and improve upon earlier formulas, allowing you to figure out the best format and strategy for your budgeting.


How To Use This Information

As a business, Accurate Auto Body knows the significance of monthly budgeting. Our business always tries to ensure our budgets are balanced and consistent month to month, so that we can better serve our customers and not slap them with hidden fees to catch up. We’re the Aurora body shop you can trust, so the next time you need a body shop, look no further than Accurate Auto Body.

How do you budget month to month?

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