Dealing with Unexpected Expenses
Your annual life insurance premium is due. You need eye glasses. You owe money for income taxes. Your child needs football cleats. Unexpected or irregular expenses can throw a wrench into your budget. And once you pay the unexpected expense, you may find that you don't have enough money for all your other more predictable, monthly expenses.
Chances are that this is not the first time that you have been hit with an unexpected expense. And that’s the key – while unexpected expenses surprise you in the moment, they happen all the time. Insurance bills, holidays, back-to-school expenses, and car repairs happen. When they happen or how much they cost may not be completely predictable, but you know they will occur. By doing some planning and budgeting, you can change unexpected expenses to anticipated expenses in your budget. Then they won’t become emergencies.
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