4. Don’t give up
Do not give up if you have a bad month or week! Let’s say for three months you have been meeting your budget targets. You did not meet the budget targets in the fourth month, for whatever reason. You may have even started trying to adhere to the budget! Do not just throw your hands up in the air and confess to defeat if this happens. Often everyone falls off the wagon. Your budget is an itinerary. There will be rumbles in the road, so the clue is to understand that everyone makes mistakes.