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How to Feel More in Control of Your Money

Learning to budget solidly takes about three months—but in that short time, a big change happens. After those three months, 84% of people say they feel more in control of their money.

To get that I’m-the-boss-of-my-money feeling, you must be patient as you learn the ins and outs of budgeting. It’s like riding a bike. No one’s an expert at first. But if you stick with it, you’ll become an ace!

Here are a few things to remember as make a budget.

1. Don’t be so hard on yourself. It’s natural to feel frustrated when you make mistakes on the road to becoming a budgeting pro. Give yourself some grace while you learn.

2. Stay focused. Be intentional about making a budget, tracking your expenses, and avoiding impulse buys.

3. Adjust your budget. Make tweaks to your numbers each month to make the best use of your money. You’ll cut wasteful spending, pay debts off faster, and save for that dream vacation in no time!

Once you’ve got a few monthly budgets under your belt, budgeting will seem easy to you. Trust us, you’ll love that feeling—almost as much as you’ll love taking control of your money!

Create your EveryDollar budget now. It’s free and only takes 10 minutes!