I like to use EveryDollar for budgeting.  But I’ll admit . . I haven’t been good with it lately.  It looks like July was the last monthly budget that our household did.  We have had a budget for August and September . . but I didn’t keep track of it.  It was just an idea in my head of how the numbers should go.

Do you know what’s wrong with that?  There is no accountability there.  I know we overspent this past month.  But there is no budget to measure our spending against.

So today I made our October budget!  It is entered in to EveryDollar and we are ready for the month!  I am glad to get back in to the swing of things.  Budgeting isn’t generally fun.  But it sure is easier to play the game when there is an out of bounds marker!  And now we have that!

Tonight I am thankful that to have learned what we have learned about budgeting.  I am thankful that taking a step away from budgeting is easy to fix!  We just take our steps right back to budgeting!


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