Money, money, money..... The root of all evil. Ugh. It comes into your life, makes you feel like you're worth something, then leaves you as soon as it realizes you have this baggage called bills. Uuuggghhhhh. Lol
I have known how to balance a checkbook since the age of 11/12, always understood its value and what it could do for me in life. I have been on my own since the day after high school and when I tell you, if I knew what I knew now.... I'd have so much money saved! Although I have gotten better with money since college alone, I LOVE TO EAT.....out. Haha
No dishes, no trash, service.... I mean that's the dream I tell you. However I just downloaded this app called Mint. It connects to your bank account and budgets exactly what you have spent for the month and incoming vs out going. Let me tell you. REALITY CHECK. You would think I was P.diddy out here spending left and right. Granted a lot of what was spent was way past needed, my eating out habits are disgusting... Lets just say over the last 3 1/2 months I have spent almost one months rent eating out!!!! Gross!!!!!!!! I mean I look great but ewwww! Eating out adds up after awhile. So for the next month I am going to try to limit myself to only spending $30.00 at the most to eating out (I'm sorry I love Chipotle way too much to not budget for it).
I am also one of those people who DREAD looking at their bank accounts. Especially after an awesome weekend out, it is like swimming with squirrels, just scary. So as apart of this new budgeting, I will be forcing myself to check my bank account daily. That way I am more aware of what I spend. Hopefully it works.
What do you do to help stay within your budget??