Woohoo! I finished Week 2 of the 90 Day Budget Boot Camp! And I got that mistake purchase from last week returned…sort of. The tough part about keeping to a budget that works is following through. That was so frustrating. This place was out of my way, and it was frustrating, and a different Joy might have decided to keep the product, but the money I got back was worth the hassle. Following through is one of the toughest things about managing your money, whether it is following through to get a refund, cancel a service, or correct an error on your bank statement!
This week’s challenge was a doozy. We were tasked with creating a new budget – a budget that works! – accounting for income, planned savings, bills, groceries, other expenses, and even fun stuff. Thankfully the workbook breaks it down step by step, so you complete each task and check the box. You don’t have to finish it all in one sitting! Here are 3 simple steps I implemented during this week’s challenge. Stick around to the end to offer YOUR favorite tips budget tips which will be featured on my blog's Facebook and Pinterest pages!
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#1 Break Up to Break Through
What I Did This Week
#2 Make One Switch
Shop for a Better Rate
Cancel Something You Don't Use
#3 Take Your Buckets to the Bank
Bank Account Buckets
Gift Card Buckets
The Next 3 Steps
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