Skip to main content

Things You Can Do When A Budget Doesn't Last

Budgets keep us in a necessary line in life, and allow us to have tricks and treats when we really need them. It’s incredibly nice to live comfortable on a budget, and with some practice a lot of us do. However, it doesn’t always work out and you can feel like you’re adrift in a sea of cash deficit. You can do all the practical things you like through further scrimping and saving, but sometimes you have to go the extra mile. So this list is to remind you of the options open to you when ends don’t quite meet for the month.


Surf the web for solutions

First step! The internet can be accessed pretty much everywhere, even if you lack the means on your person or in your home. Try out the next free wifi spot you find and look for advice and solutions to cash flow problems. For example, comparison websites can save you the hassle of searching for a loan you could realistically payback when the time comes. If you need a little extra for the month, use the web to your advantage with sites such as to find the best deals on loans that last for as long as you need until the next payday, and has the appropriate amount of interest on it as well.

Ask those closest to you for some aid

A lot of people don’t like the idea of ‘taking handouts.’ Yet having trust between friends and family means this is a viable availability if you’re in trouble. There’s no shame in needing a little help, especially when you have a family. If you have anyone you can ask to tide you over, then ask! The worst someone can do is say no, and you won’t know until you have asked them.

We would want our loved ones to come to us when we’re struggling, so pay your loved ones the same favour. You can always go the extra mile at their next birthday or for Christmas.

Adjust your expectations for next time

Sometimes a budget didn’t work because we were unrealistic about what we could achieve, or we allowed too much leeway in certain areas. Remember this for next time and adjust your planning accordingly.

Keep your budget in written form for easy reading and to have something that’s easily changeable. Track carefully where your mistakes were made and lessen the stress of going over a budget. If we know where the problem is, we know how to fix it. If you don’t have a budget, or struggle to get one put together, you can start with a spending plan. Templates for these can be found online once again.

There’s plenty of help to find when you’ve overspent or can’t meet your rent and bills for the month. Both preparations and solutions are necessary to abide by when something like this happens for an immediate fix, and can help you prepare for the future at the same time. 


Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good. Try some of these great recipes too!  Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix until a ball of dough forms. Roll ball onto a floured counter top and knead for a couple minutes.  2. Put dough in an oiled bowl and let rise for 30 mins in a warm place with a clean cloth draped over top. While your doug

DIY Table Revamp - Guest Post

Hi all! I'm Tiffany from This Motherhood is Brought to You by Xanax and I am so excited to be a part of the Guest Post Swap and to be Amanda's swap partner! I love love love her idea on how to make indoor snowballs with egg cartons. I am definitely going to have to try that with my kiddos since my smallest one has decided that it has to snow for Christmas. Poor baby doesn't know snow is hard to come by in Alabama :( For my guest post I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!

Amazing Ways To DIY Your Nails In The New Year

Having beautiful fingernails can really boost a woman's confidence. Not only do they feel sexy and sassy but they look well maintained and professional. There are a number of different styles of manicures you can get done professionally but they can be costly and if you are trying to stick to a budget and save money it is best to give DIY a try. These beautiful nail designs are easy to do and look fantastic. There are some that are more intricate and some that are simple but all will be amazed that you made them yourself. Try using small gems and crystals at the tips to add a touch of sophistication.  Tips make a world of difference and they can be as easy as you wish. There are so many beautiful polishes that have amazing colours you can match. These simple nail designs can be done by any busy lady and make a lasting impression to anyone who comes across them. Hot Beauty Health has all the instructions for these super simple nail designs. There are a large number