Stick to a spending plan

Stick to a spending plan to keep your finances in check. Ask yourself if this purchase fits into your budget.

A budget allows you to take control of your personal finances. It can help you see how much money you receive, and how much you spend and save. It also helps you set limits so you don't spend money you don't have.

  • When making a budget, it is important to think about your goals and to keep track of your money.
  • There are several ways to make a budget. Consider using the budget worksheet at Take Charge of your Debts
  • For more information on budgets, visit: Making a Budget and Sticking to It from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.