Because when you follow the rules, it actually works.
Sat down with what I had in the bank, what I’m getting paid Friday, and wrote out the next round of bills.
I had exactly $210 leftover for groceries for the next two weeks. About $30 more than is in the budget for said groceries. Until I realized I could take the Feb. rent payment out of my Feb 1st check, I thought I had completely hosed up my budget completely, and here I was, already in the hole again! I wouldn’t be able to make the $900 a month in credit card payments that I need in order to be solvent in two years!
I was already failing!
Ah, yes, math. Hrm.
Never my strong suit.
But then, I’m not good at plot either, and it doesn’t mean I just gave up and went, “Well, I can’t write plot!”
I started working my ass off to learn how to plot.
Money is no different.
That’s the idea, anyway.