Ok, I said the “B” word. Nobody likes the “B” word…people don’t like restrictions, especially financial ones. Sad to say, a lot of people, especially those in the younger generation, are not taking the time to create a personal budget for themselves or for their families. Whether it is because they feel as if they are too busy – after all, creating a budget and making sure you are staying on that budget does require time and effort – or because they simply do not see any value in using a budget, people who go through life without a budget are working against themselves.
Without a budget, you will never have the urge to curb your spending. You will never say “I will wait until I have saved enough money to make that purchase.” Instead, you will use whatever money you have on hand, and if money is in short supply, a credit card will do the trick. After all, we live in a society that seems to operate under the “instant gratification” rule, and that is something that is very hard to overcome…especially if you have not been denying yourself when it comes to spending money. (Especially money that you do not have!)
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