You try to make a reasonable budget and sooner or later it falls apart or find you just can’t stick to it.
It feels like a diet. As soon as you commit to it, all you see chocolate cake and french fries.
If you’re on a “money diet” (aka “budget”) you might feel like you’re no longer allowed to spend money on that thing you really want.
Worse yet, you’ve tried your darnedest to remember everything, then something unexpected (like a flat tire, an annual membership or a pair of broken glasses) pops its ugly face into your budget and breaks it.
The good news is, a budget is not a diet and doesn’t have to be restrictive. With a little forethought you can have guilt-free spending and be prepared for the budget busters that want to sneak up on you.
The one thing that’s missing from your budget that changes everything is alligator expenses.