It seems obvious. You want your finances to cover all your needs, from entertainment to housing to emergencies. But what is good percentage to use when budgeting? Check out these numbers:

Pie chart depicting 50% of budget going to Needs, 20% to Savings and 30% to Wants

You may be wondering how contributing to your retirement account may affect your take-home pay. You can see how your take-home pay is affected by contributing to your retirement account.

Try a budget tracker

Creating a basic monthly budget tracker can be a great help in keeping your budget on-track.

A blank chart to make your own budget

[1] Data source: https://www.thebalance.com/the-50-30-20-rule-of-thumb-453922