Budgeting and keeping on top of finances can be very tiring. I’ve been doing it for a year and a half and I find myself slipping and not accounting for every cent. Sometimes I feel like Scruge McDuck and I am sure my spouse agrees…
I used to check on a weekly basis how we were doing budget wise and would try and adjust accordingly. This was especially hard towards the end of the month when I saw were very close to going over (or actually going over) our set goals and would panic.
However as the month came to a close I saw that things balanced themselves out. If we spent more than budgeted on food then in other areas we spent less then budgeted and somehow it all evened out.
The most important thing is to keep on going even if it may seem that “this will never/is not working” – it can and it will because you now have control.
stay tuned for “Family Budgeting: More is…More”