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I am going to put a 90 day goal on the written budget. In the shorter term, we are looking at pay periods and expenses and due dates and such and understanding the framework and the likelihood of success next month. One step at a time.

One budget caveat - it can be the less regular expenses that can do in a budget. Things like car maintenance and birthdays. And while it can be tempting to defer maintenance of many kinds - car, house, human, it can end up costing more in the long run.
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