You’ve worked hard on your budget. You’ve categorized all your spend, analyzed your habits, calculated your expected savings. You spend a month obsessing over every withdrawal, every expenditure. Your discipline is a thing of beauty. But can you stick to a budget long-term?
A couple of months later, the budget’s in tatters and you’re not entirely sure what you could have done differently.
It happens to the best of us. It happens to all of us. Most of all, it happens to the people who don’t admit it happened to them. So don’t listen to that blogger flexing in the corner next to a picture of a Maserati that he doesn’t own.
You need two things. The first is to forgive yourself. You’ll get past this, we all do. The second is some new methods of self-control.
Let’s get into it.