How often do we ask ourselves, do we really need a budget? All it really seems to serve to do is make us feel guilty for spending too much money.
These last two months have not been all that great in the budget category. We planned for some of our extra spending, but we've also had some unexpected expenses come up as well. Each week when I go in to update our accounts, I try to avoid hitting the budget update button because I do not want to be reminded of the extra money we have spent.
I am looking forward to the start of the new month this Thursday. I know that we cannot just throw away our budget because we need a goal to remind us where we need to be.