I’ve written a post about the cash envelope system before, it explained how this system works. I’ve used this System for a while now, so I decided to make a post about the benefits of it.
I’ll leave the link of that post here, in case you’re interested.
In order to fill in the envelopes, I needed to get my budget right. So, I started to be more meticulous with it, and it made me a lot more organised with my finances.
2. Saved More Money
This was the only method that actually made me save a good chunk of money! For me, it’s the one that makes me be more accurate with my budget, and since I always pay things with cash, I started to realise the actual amount of money I was spending. It’s funny because when you pay things with your card, everything seems less expensive (at least for me haha). I was able to increase my percentage of savings due to this.
3. Under Budget
At the begging of the month, when I’d fill up the envelopes, I’d always hope to find some leftovers. So, I began to challenge myself to try to stay under budget. Obviously, I wasn’t able to achieve it every time, but whenever I did, I felt really accomplished.
Since I love this system, I decided to make downloadable envelopes that have the same theme as the Money Planner that I use.
There are different categories written on the envelopes, and the last envelope has no category in case you want to add a different one. The existing categories are Groceries, Rent, Household, Bills, Phone, Health, Clothing, Bank, Car, Personal, School, Kids, Pets, Travel, Savings, Restaurants, Entertainment, and Fun.
Every single envelope has a Budget Chart.
So, if you’re interested in them, I’ll leave the link here.
Thank you so much for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.