Budget 101

A version of this article was first published on Military Spouse Advocacy Network. I am honored to be working with them. 

Google the word “budget” and you will get page after page results. Every finance blogger/author/guru has an opinion on the best way.  I say the best way to budget is the one you will stick with doing.

In its plain vanilla form, a budget is a spending plan for your money. It is how, when, and where you tell your money what to do.  In the beginning, a budget can be painful.  It hurts sometimes to see those numbers flow in and out. But you cannot begin to master what you do not measure.   Continue reading