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12th Mar 2024

The rise of Loud Budgeting: How being open about finances is changing saving habits

Sophie Collins

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In today’s economy, saving money has become a top priority for many people, especially as inflation remains high, driving up the cost of daily necessities. 

With the rising cost of living, people are finding themselves cutting back on non-essential spending, such as dining out, shopping, and travel. 

However, societal pressures and the influence of social media often make it challenging to resist these temptations.

Enter the phenomenon of ‘loud budgeting’, a trend sweeping across platforms like TikTok, championed by comedian Lukas Battle. 

What is Loud Budgeting?

Loud budgeting encourages people to be vocal and transparent about their financial decisions, even if it means saying no to social gatherings or other activities that may strain their budget. 

By openly discussing financial goals and boundaries, people can reclaim control over their finances and lessen the stigma surrounding money matters.

Alaina Fingal, owner of budgeting website ‘The Organised Money’, emphasises the importance of setting boundaries and communicating financial priorities. 

By being vocal about spending habits, people can save more money and pay off debt effectively.

However, loud budgeting isn’t about total abstinence from socialising or enjoyment. It’s about making conscious choices and prioritising activities that align with personal goals and values. 

Battle explains that it’s a way to challenge societal norms and consumerism, sending a message to corporations about individual spending power.

So why should you consider loud budgeting?

Firstly, it fosters openness and honesty about financial struggles and aspirations. 

By sharing goals openly, we can build a sense of community and support, breaking free from the isolation often associated with financial challenges.

Moreover, loud budgeting encourages accountability and shared goal-setting. By discussing finances openly, people can exchange tips and strategies for saving money and achieving financial milestones. 

This collective approach to budgeting promotes inclusivity and reduces the fear of missing out (FOMO) by emphasising the importance of personal financial priorities.

On social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, influencers are sharing their budgeting tips, from maximising retirement savings to finding budget-friendly travel destinations. 

By embracing loud budgeting and openly discussing financial goals, we can empower ourselves to make informed decisions and build a more secure financial future.