are my obligations being met?
ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓕᒫᒐᓚᒃ ᓂᐅᕕᕋᓲᖑᒐᑦᑕ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᒍᒪᔭᑐᐃᓐᓇᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᓕᕗᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᕆᙱᖔᖅᓱᒋᑦ.
Often, we allow ourselves to spend money on the things we want first instead of spending it on the things we need.
ᐃᓅᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᐊᕈᑦᑕ, ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑦᓯᒋᐊᖃᕋᑦᑕ:
In order to live well, we need to provide for things like:
Once your needs are met, you can begin to plan on how to save the money you need to get the things you want.
ᐱᔭᕆᐊᓕᑎᑦ ᐱᒍᕕᒋᑦ, ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᓄᐊᓴᐃᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᖅᐱᑦ ᐱᒍᒪᔭᓐᓂᒃ ᐱᒍᑎᑦᓴᓂᒃ.
Contingency Fund (Emergency Savings)
ᐸᕐᓇᓯᒪᒋᐊᖃᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒨᖓᔪᓂᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᓂᕆᐅᓇᙱᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᖃᑲᓪᓚᐸᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑐᖃᖅᐸᑦ ᐃᓅᒍᓐᓃᖅᑐᖃᖅᐸᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᓚᓐᓂᒃ, ᑖᒃᓰᔭᐅᑎᑦᓴᖃᕐᓂᖅ, ᐊᑭᖏᑦ ᓱᓇᒃᑯᑏᑦ ᓯᖁᒥᓯᒪᔪᑦ, ᕿᑐᕐᖓᕕᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓅᖓᔪᑦ, ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ.
You should also plan to have some sort of contingency fund for things that are not expected such as suddenly going on a medivac or a death in the family, having to pay taxes, costs of broken equipment, a child’s sporting event, etc.
ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᙵᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᐅᒪᕝᕕᒃᑯᑦ - Developed in partnership between Department of Family Services and Aqqiumavvik Society