Reward Yourself

Reward Yourself

You work hard for your money, so you should be able to enjoy it. No matter what kind of a budget you have or how you divide your money, make sure to set aside a bit each pay period to give yourself a bit of a reward. For some people, just sticking with a budget is an accomplished task — and there is nothing wrong with celebrating it.
Too many people believe that to live on a budget means they don’t get to have any fun or spend any money on themselves. Just the opposite is true. Starving yourself from fun is just like starving yourself on a diet to lose weight. Once the starvation period is over, you’re likely to overcompensate by spending more than you should.
Put aside a bit of money each week just for your own pleasure. Whether you spend it that week or save it for something special is totally up to you. Just make sure you enjoy what you’ve earned so that you can go on finding reasons to earn it.