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102: Sticking to a Budget

This is part of the Budget like a Badass course.

Budget like a Badass

Although creating a budget is a daunting task, sticking to a budget month after month could be even harder. It will take work and discipline but once you get the hang of tracking all of your spending, budgeting will become second nature to you.

You have to create a realistic budget with an end goal in mind. We know you will be tempted and sometimes and may get off track but you can’t let that steer you away from your goals. We’ll give you all the tips and motivation you will need to stick with it and keep you on the right track towards success.

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Lesson 1: So You Fell Off the Wagon

It happens to us all. We start a new diet then binge on pizza. We fell off the wagon. And it can happen to our finances too.

Lesson 2: Expensive Taste May Be Prohibiting Your Financial Growth

Champagne tastes hurting your wealth building? Unless you're a Russian oligarch, the answer may be yes. We like nice things even if we can't afford them.

Lesson 3: How to Stop Being a Spendaholic

Do you love buying all the things? You might have a problem. We all love buying stuff but it can become a real problem. Let's tackle it together.

Lesson 4: Learning How to Conquer Lifestyle Creep

Lifestyle creep can show itself in many forms and start, then spiral out of control. Recognizing it is the first step to conquering it.

Lesson 5: The Ideal Financially Responsible Person

What does the ideal financially responsible person look like? Is it you? We'll discuss achieving financial perfection. See how you stack up.

Lesson 6: Controlling Spending for the Out of Control Person

How do you stop yourself from burning through your money? We discuss a few mind hacks to curb your monetary urges.

Lesson 7: How to Justify Large Purchases

We want you to be sensible with your purchases. But sometimes you just need a big one! (Don't we all). When is a big purchase justifiable?

Lesson 8: Materialism is Killing You

Buying things does not make you happier, so what do you continue to buy things and drown yourself in debt? Andrew attempts to answer this very question.