There are several reasons why people end up living beyond their means. Even if someone creates a budget and has all the best intentions to live within that budget, several factors can cause the fiscal train to go off the rails. Putting the brakes on runaway spending may be a matter of keeping better track of expenses. Changing patterns of spending to relieve stress might help. Are you a slave to instant gratification? Are you trying to “keep up with the Jones’?” Evaluating personal motivations is a crucial first step to getting your overspending under control.
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Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence.