Budgeting #3: How do you calculate your remaining expenses?

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Ilona Friedman of CD Wealth Management lays out the foundation to calculate the remaining expenses we need to budget for — from housing and food to entertainment and charitable contributions. (This total will be used in the final episode of the budgeting series.)

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