It’s as if "budget" was a naughty word.
Or at least as appealing as the word “diet”.
Somehow this word got twisted out of proportion to mean you’re being restricted. That you can’t buy things you want.
Here's a common one around the office. “Ahh, I’d love to go out to lunch with friends today, but I’m on a budget.”
Here's another one someone actually told me, "My wife refuses to be on a budget, she thinks budgets are restrictive because you're not allowed to spend money " (umm, misinformed?)
Actually the reverse is what’s true. Budgets = freedom, and I’ll show you why.