“A budget is everything. Giving yourself a limit each month really makes your money work for you instead of against you. Sitting down and realizing how frivolous your spending may be makes you realize that you actually do have enough money to make it to the end of the month. When I started, my budget made me feel like I got a raise! ” — Kacie E.
Money is tight for many of us right now.
But did you know there are ways to free up so much money each month it’ll feel like you got a raise? It’s true!
Maybe you’ve been laid off, or maybe your company is doing the best they can to keep the doors open and business running.
Or maybe you work for yourself and your “boss” isn’t the most generous when it comes to handing out raises each year.
So, whether you work for yourself or someone else, we’re willing to guess you could use the extra money.
So why not give yourself a raise?
All you need is a fresh perspective and a willingness to change up
your financial habits.
And the truth is, the answer is in the budget.
Make a Budget and Stick to It
A budget tells your money what to do so you’re not always wondering where it went.
Right now, most of the world is trying to figure out how to make their paycheck stretch through the end of the month (and that’s if they still have a paycheck).
Listen, the way you can do that is by making (and sticking to) a budget. And when I say stick to the budget, I mean it.
When you stick to a written budget, and really stick to it, you’ll actually feel like you’ve given yourself a raise.
By setting a budget you’re telling every single dollar where to go.
Remember every dollar has a job.
But don’t take my word for it, try it out for yourself.
After about three months of working out the kinks and getting the hang of it, you’ll start to feel like you gave yourself a raise – or found money in an old coat pocket you forgot about!