Why Spending by Category Reports Matter

At You Need A Budget, we are always encouraging you to deal in the present and focus forward. We teach you to budget with just the dollars that you have right now. It’s a shift for most people – but a powerful one.

Today — and for the next couple Wednesdays — I’m going to talk a little bit about the value you can derive from reports. And there is value there, but not at the expense of being grounded in the present and remaining forward-looking. That’s important.

Poring over reports, in and of itself, is not really doing anything, but if you can derive new truths about how your reality intersects with your values, you have learned something that could inform positive change, and that gives you an opportunity to improve. Also important.


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Until next time…