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Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1: Budgeting 101 Chapter 2: Tips for Tracking Your Expenses Chapter 3: How to Make a Budget Chapter 4: Common Budgeting Mistakes to Avoid Chapter 5: Ways to Make More Money Chapter 6: How to Be Successful at Saving Chapter 7: Dealing with Debts Conclusion About the Author Publisher Preface Do you always run out of money before your next paycheck arrives? Chances are you do get enough money, but fail to manage it. Specifically, you don't make a budget. You are among the 66% of the population who believe budgeting is difficult and a waste of time. However, if you really want to get the most from your money, you can't toss budgeting out of your life. Years ago, I noticed I was having difficulty keeping up with my expenses. Every penny I would get would fly out of my wallet in a blink of an eye. As a result, I started borrowing. But this only made things worse. Eventually, I learned about budgeting and its benefits. I was reluctant at first but I still gave it a shot. Within months, my financial situation improved. I was in control of my money unlike before. So here I am. And I can't imagine a life without a budget plan. I would feel like I'm trying to invade an army of aliens without weapons. In this book, I will share with you the benefits of budgeting. Not only that, but I will also show you how to create a budget plan. You will also find tips on increasing your income, getting out of debt, and more. I'm sure you will find the book beneficial. Enjoy the reading!
Although citizen engagement is a core public service value, few public administrators receive training on how to share leadership with people outside the government.Participatory Budgeting in the United States serves as a primer for those looking to understand a classic example of participatory governance, engaging local citizens in examining budgetary constraints and priorities before making recommendations to local government. Utilizing case studies and an original set of interviews with community members, elected officials, and city employees, this book provides a rare window onto the participatory budgeting process through the words and experiences of the very individuals involved. The central themes that emerge from these fascinating and detailed cases focus on three core areas: creating the participatory budgeting infrastructure; increasing citizen participation in participatory budgeting; and assessing and increasing the impact of participatory budgeting. This book provides students, local government elected officials, practitioners, and citizens with a comprehensive understanding of participatory budgeting and straightforward guidelines to enhance the process of civic engagement and democratic values in local communities.
This book explores the international diffusion of Participatory Budgeting (PB), a local policy created in 1989 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which has now spread worldwide. The book argues that the action of a group of individuals called "Ambassadors of Participation" was crucial to make PB part of the international agenda. This international dimension has been largely overlooked in the vast literature produced on participatory democracy devices. The book combines public policy analysis and the study of international relations, and makes a broad comparative study of PB, including cases from Latin America, Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The book also presents a new methodology developed to examine PB diffusion, the "transnational political ethnography", which combines in-depth interviews, participant observation and document analysis both at the local and transnational level. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
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