Somebody once said that failing to plan is planning to fail. And failing to manage is managing to fail. Just like an untended garden, many important areas of our lives can be very messy to say the least without good active management. One of those areas is personal finance.
Meeting responsibilities on a daily basis while also trying to save for your future can seem impossible. Sometimes just meeting your minimum financial obligations can be a nightmare. There are things you can do to make it manageable. The biggest problem that most people face is that they simply don’t know how to budget. You may try to set money aside for bills and other expenses. You may watch your bank balances closely to make sure you don’t overdraft. Often this is not enough. Planning is necessary.