Friday or the end of the month hits, and you’re riding high: money is flowing into your account, you can settle all your bills and maybe even go out with friends to celebrate. But just a few short weeks (or even days) later, you’ve hit a low – both emotionally and in your checking account. So just know that it’s not you, it’s your budget. And there are a few things to consider to help make budgeting a realistic, everyday part of your life and stick to a system that works. Here are a few tips on creating a system that works.
With the holiday season comes a rush of holiday parties, and no one would blame you for joining in on the fun and hosting a party of your own. However, if you’re like me, your party vision far outweighs your party budget. A distinct lack of funds doesn’t have to mean a lack of parties! If your friends and family have a sense of fun, consider throwing one of these alternatives to your average fancy holiday bash.