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September 16th, 2011, 07:52 AM
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How many of us are just starting to use a budget and get your debt paid off?
What are you struggling with most through the process?

For those that have been doing it for a bit what was the hard part when you first started?
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September 16th, 2011, 09:14 AM
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For those that have been doing it for a bit what was the hard part when you first started? We've been doing it for at least 2 years now. Hardest part for me was finding time to actually sit down and write out the budget once a month. I'm not a numbers person, plus I'm busy, so to figure out what I would be making that month and what my hubby would be making, any bills we had coming up, etc is something I really didn't (and still don't) like doing. But once I just MADE myself do it it got easier.
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September 16th, 2011, 10:23 AM
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For those that have been doing it for a bit what was the hard part when you first started?

Separating needs from wants. Hubby likes to play the we only live once card and I am a sucker for going and doing things with the kids. I think part of it is just to get out/get away from the house a bit since I am a SAHM.
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For those that have been doing it for a bit what was the hard part when you first started?

Separating needs from wants.
I completely agree with this.
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September 19th, 2011, 09:16 AM
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We have a hard time with the needs vs wants and not indulging because life is short. I think it takes balance, we just need to find it . Sticking to our budget is hit or miss. Some months we do great and other months we suck.
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