How I Took Control of My Finances
As I mentioned before, I was not always on top of my finances. It took a lot of trial, error, and (ironically) money to discover the path that best worked for me. While not everyone works the same way I do, I hope to at least provide an avenue of exploration before moving on to try some other approach.
As an aside, I’d like to mention how links are used in this post. I gloss over some rather important details, such as what something is or how it works, because something I linked to could do a better job of giving them. I recommend reading the links that interest you as you read the post and then resume where you left off.
At the risk of sounding like some clickbait blogger, there were three things I needed to do. These things occurred in the following order:
- Be open minded and maintain self-control.
- Document all of my income and transactions.
- Use tools to simplify budgeting as much...
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