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 you get up to speed on making 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.
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!