A wise financial counselor once said, “Once you have all your ducks in a row, don’t forget to live your life.” While many people use this mentality as a reminder for disciplined, frugal people who have “done everything right,” I often think of it as a call to action for people who aren’t happy with their current situation in life.
Written in a slightly modified way, the quote takes on an entirely new meaning that most people don’t initially think of: “Get all your ducks in a row, so you can live your life.”
No one likes being in debt, struggling to make ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck, prioritizing which bills need to be paid, and which ones can be put off a little bit more. This sort of living is stressful, creates anxiety, and just feels like a vicious cycle that can never be broken.
This is the importance of budgeting. Budgeting = “getting your ducks in a row.” Budgeting allows you to (eventually) live the life that you want. Show me a person with money trouble; show me a person with anxiety about money and frustrations about debt and I’ll show you a person who can benefit from learning how to budget their finances better.
We’ll go into more depth on specific strategies of how to budget your finances in later posts, but suffice it to say that budgeting is the vehicle that can take you where you want in life.
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