One thing is inevitable when working towards your money goals- you will come up short of your targets at one time or another. When you first begin to budget, this is something that you will definitely encounter as you start to work out how much you actually spend on gin, as opposed to what you think you spend on gin.
You can quickly be left thinking, why can’t I do this? Why can’t I stick to a budget? That’s the thing, budgeting is tough. There will be tears. There will be days when you wonder whether it’s even worth it. But it is, oh it is worth it.
When the total money owed goes down, or the total money saved goes up, those figures will give you way more satisfaction than any purchase ever could. And the good thing is, if you have a bad month of budgeting, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you DO have what it takes to fix things the following month- you will eventually reach your money goals with consistency and determination.