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'I tried the 50/30/20 budget to see if it's realistic during the cost of living crisis'

With many across the UK right now struggling to cover basic costs, finding spare cash to save for things like house deposits can feel almost impossible.

The cost of living crisis has had an impact on every group in society, and, for too many of us, there's little or nothing left once housing costs, bills and food are paid for.

I wanted to find a way to see if there was something I could do to make the most out of my paycheck, ensuring everything that needed to be paid for was covered, as well as building up some savings.

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The 50/30/20 method is a popular means many have used to budget their money and at one stage the trend was viral on TikTok.

This is where I learned of the budgeting technique, and as I’m not the most mathematical person, it took me a minute to figure out how to apply this method to my income.

Basically, you get your total pay after tax and divide it by half. For example, if your income each month is £2,000, you would spent £1,000 to cover your 'needs' - essential spends like your rent, bills, transport and food shopping.

For me it was my rent (I live in a shared flat), council tax, utility bills, phone bill, transport (I use the Metrolink a lot), and my food shop.

The money method wants you to save 20% of your wage - which again hypothetically, if you make £2k, would be £400 a month.

So that would leave you with £600 left over - roughly 30% of your monthly income - to be spent on 'wants' - possibly the category I found most hardest.

It is hard to determine a 'want' from a 'need' sometimes. Things like my gym membership, for example, I personally see as essential as it's for my physical and mental health. However,