Hey Big Spender

I don't know about you, but I have to keep a pretty close eye on where my money goes. I'll be totally honest, I've not exactly been an angel with money in the past, but I can proudly say I've learnt my lesson and I'm regaining some control over my finances.
Budgeting helps me no end!! I have a budget sheet on my computer, on my wall, on my phone, in fact anywhere I can fit one. Budgeting has enabled me to visit friends, and enjoy myself, knowing that glass of wine I'm drinking has been hard earned. Plan the perfect girly holiday, knowing that I am going to be able to afford it, and enjoy myself; not feeling guilty that its all on the credit card.
I still lust after the latest outfit and I still manage to sneak the odd magazine into my weekly shop, but I know, in the long run, waiting for that pair of Jimmy Choo's is going to be just as rewarding as having them right now.
Here are a couple of my favourite budget printables. I try to use a different one every month, then at the end of the year it looks pretty as well as financially fit.



H xo


Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I've been thinking about my finances all day!! I need to learn my lesson and gain some control!! Thanks for the tips. :)

Bonnie said...

We have to keep a spreadsheet with every single one of our expenses to help us stay within a budget. It's frustrating. Growing up sucks. Haha.

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Helen said...

Tell me about it Bonnie! x

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Haha! I loved this post and the comments. We pretty good with our money, we don't have a budget written out or anything. We have a credit card but it doesn't get used, and if it does it's because our debit card didn't work and we pay the whole amount off straight away. The Spend Less Handbook by Rebecca Ash is great - lots of tips. I'm on a shopping diet this month! It's less about spending money and more about working with what I have, it's hard!

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