Bend in the breeze
It’s not going to add up and it doesn’t have to.
When you run the numbers each month, there might be missing money.
There might even be extra money that you can’t account for. Sweet!
There is sometimes an element of incompleteness within a personal monthly budget. There might be some “missing money.” For some, not being able to account for just five dollars can be frustrating.
Don’t let it get to you.
Be flexible and go with the flow.
It’s not going to add up perfectly every time and it doesn’t have to. Your budget does not have to be perfect for it to be effective.
Math is supposed to be an exact science. There are no surprises or missing numbers in the world of math.
But when it comes to your budget, add an element of flexibility. You might find that the numbers play better together when they have some room to wiggle.
Don’t lose sight of the target if you miss the bullseye every now and then.
Tall buildings are built to bend with the breeze. They have to bend, or they will fall.
Don’t be too stiff.
Be flexible and give yourself room to wiggle.