We all have something we’d like to write about, but that
doesn’t really “fit” our blog. Write it anyway.
Budgets are so boring. What is worse than boring budgets? A bank account being in the negative is worse than doing a budget and sticking to it. It’s also important to pay attention to your accounts. Don’t forget about new bills, like I have done recently.
Online banking has been helpful to me. I can see what is going on daily. I just need to look at the online ledger every day.
If I need to pay a bill, I can use the bank’s billpay system. I like using autopay for monthly bills, like utilities.
However, I think my budgeting system needs some major tweaking. There are several budgeting apps like, mint.com and Goodbudget.com. There could still a way to make managing money interesting. Maybe I need to look at the bigger picture -someday I could be in the black and not the red. I need to make financial goals part of my bucket list. Then I might be motivated to follow through on a plan. The reward could be that I will able to retire someday and travel around the world.