Managing money and stretching it from one paycheck to the next requires planning and decision-making. Money must be used to pay for basic needs before it can be used to buy things you want. Choosing to buy the things you WANT before paying your bills can make you homeless and ruin your credit. Planning is the key to getting BOTH needs and wants met. In order to budget your money you will need to know several things. Read the articles on the right to learn all about money, finances, and money management.