Almost all of us have had some impact on our budgets in 2020. Review what happened and what you did to fix the problems that occurred. If you had a pre-existing budget track where you lost control. If you did not have one, set one up today. There are numerous resources in every community that are free and will help you set your budget if you are unsure what to do or where to start.
This method does not save you as much money but does result in quicker victories and gives you the confidence that you can take control of your debts. With this method, you pay off your debt, starting with the lowest balance debt first. You ignore the interest rate of the debt. You pay as much as you can to eliminate the debt completely, and starting with smaller debts enables you to do so. You will quickly gain confidence that you can do it again and again.
You need to plan everything before your family and friends show up. You need to cook the perfect Thanksgiving recipes, arrange the table, or bring gifts for everyone. Even if you have already planned for these things, you may need to grab some last-minute meal ingredients, decorations, paper towels, or place cards for unexpected guests.
One of the biggest worries that everyone has in their lives is money. Worrying about bank account balance when buying groceries, shuffling around bills, avoiding debt collection calls - these are all real problems that millions of Americans face everyday and feel helpless about.