Creating a budget is hard enough, but sticking to one can seem impossible at times. Even once you run the numbers, and find out how much you should be spending/saving each month, it takes a huge amount of will power not to spend any extra money on impulse buys. For tips on keeping your good habit and sticking to your budget, check out this post by Hilary at Pulling Curls:
-Make the budget realistic- keep in mind how much you REALLY spend on groceries, clothing, etc. It’s not about wringing out the budget to a bare minimum, but IS about cutting back a little to reach a savings goal.
-Budget in some splurge items- having the ability to buy a few things you WANT feels great, and will keep you from overspending later.
-Talk about the future- have a goal for your budget. Are you saving for a house? A new car? Retirement? A vacation? Having it in mind will help you avoid unnecessary purchases.