Sometimes we believe the lie that budgeting well means not spending on nonessentials. And that’s why budgets often fail. I mean, who can actually do that? Definitely not us. It is 100% okay, and even good, to spend and give when it’s within our budget.
- Notice your giving. Were you able to give generously and still stay on budget with your other Envelopes, like Fun, Rent, and Savings? Why or why not? What adjustments could you make to be able to give generously and still stay on budget?
- Share your thoughts on your giving habits with your fellow budgeters in the comments. Did you notice anything about your giving habits through this week?
Note for couples: Also notice your giving habits as a couple. Do you tend to give together or separately? Is one of you more involved in giving than the other? Remember, there’s no need to judge. It’s just helpful to notice and get on the same page about it.
-The Goodbudget Team