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The Bright Side of a Small Budget

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Good evening, everyone! I’m a little late getting a post up today, but better late than never, right?

Anyway, today I’m highlighting three good things about living on a small budget that you might be benefitting from right now.

First off, let me just say that having enough money just for basic needs is a huge blessing in and of itself, so let’s focus on being thankful for our budgets, whether they’re large or small!

So, on with the list…

  1. Eating Better

If you’re living on a tight budget, you’re probably not visiting a fast food drive through or going out for steak very often, which leaves you with growing/raising your own food if you’re able, or purchasing it at the grocery store. Most of us are probably doing the latter.

However, even at the store you have options… you can buy prepackaged food items, or buy the ingredients and cook from scratch. Most likely, cooking your food yourself is going to be cheaper than buying it premade, which could mean a better quality end product, at least in my opinion.

Another thing is that a lot of “convenience” foods like cookies, crackers, candy, and such, might end up being extras on your grocery list, which means you might not be purchasing them simply because they’re not in the budget.

2. Better Cooking Skills

This point goes right along with the first. Since you may be purchasing ingredients instead of premade meals/snacks, you might become a better cook than you would otherwise be. Since special ingredients might not be in your budget, either, you can start getting creative with how you cook the basics, and you might even learn to enjoy it!

3. Less Clutter

Yes, that’s right… less clutter! Now, I’m not saying you won’t still have too much stuff or a messy house, but the less you can buy, the less you might accumulate. For example, if you’re someone who really loves shopping for clothes or shoes, you’re probably not going to be buying things on a whim and ending up with a pile of shoes on your closet floor if that’s just not in your budget… just a thought.

So there you have it! Three simple things that you might learn to appreciate about living on a small budget! Hope you have a great rest of your day!

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