I continued my budget cash envelopes and it seems to work for me. I don’t spend anything more than what I have in my envelopes. I do replenish the envelopes on payday. I really do like to go to Dollar Tree and Walmart but found a way to control myself. It actually has been easier each day to not spend any money. I realize that budgeting is not such a bad thing to do. Yes, it is work and habits are hard to break. Once you achieve your goals on budgeting, you will know in the future how to save for things you really want. I’m not there yet, but hopefully will be soon. I will start school again and will have to save to pay for school. The biggest problem I had with spending money is the fast food. I’m tired from work and don’t want to cook. I found with putting cash in my envelope for fast food had maintained my spending on fast food. It really does make a difference. What started doing is taking out chicken or meat from the freezer daily and cook a meal and also prepare for my lunch. So far so good. Those are good results so far. I’m working on getting a bigger bed for my back issues. I don’t really have a back issue but sleep scrunched up because of my dogs. Yes, my dogs sleep in the bed with me. That’s another story. So far I was able to save enough to get a new bed and frame. I can’t wait.
Until next time, I will continue to write about my budgeting experiences.