Monthly Budgeting Plan Tips – How To Handle The Challenges

Nov 27, 2023
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By Leroy A. Brown

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, where dreams of financial stability dance tantalizingly on the horizon, you, the unsung hero, courageously carry out your routine battle - monthly budgeting.

This conflict with doing monthly budgeting is a formidable nemesis that may stand in your way of getting out of debt, meeting your financial obligations like paying bills and funding your children’s education, and investing towards achieving passive income and financial freedom.

Welcome to the task of monthly budgeting, which sometimes seems impossible to do, especially when trying to increase, maintain, and grow your money while embracing holistic health and mindfulness.

This journey is far from a stroll in the park. It requires dedication, discipline, and perseverance.

Here are some of the things you may have to contend with when doing monthly budgeting:



Unexpected Expenses

Budgeting may involve meticulous planning, and the fiery determination to stick to a set financial plan. And when you think you have mastered budgeting, here comes unexpected expenses.

Many of us are familiar with these unforeseen financial responsibilities that pop up whenever.

Some of these unanticipated payments are car breakdowns, health issues, and a leaking roof.

The relentless cycle of juggling bills, balancing daily expenses, saving, and investing is like walking a high tightrope without a safety net.



Young Professionals

Young professionals may have the uphill tasks of striving for career advancements and milestones while maintaining a healthy lifestyle, participating in social engagements, maintaining self-care, and prudently managing finances.

As a result, trying to create, maintain, and adjusting a budget can be daunting and even disastrous.


Income Fluctuations

Having an income that fluctuates is like being on a rollercoaster ride. One month, you are up, and everything gets paid. The following month, you are down and struggling to cover your bills.

This is a reality faced by many entrepreneurs, freelancers, business owners, contractors, and those relying on commissions.

Trying to create, stick to, and adjust a monthly budget is a mystery, that requires constant recalibration and adaptation when necessary.



If debt repayment is part of your financial obligations, balancing a budget may seem impossible.

Depending on how much money you have, if you keep paying down your debt, you might not have enough money left to make other payments.

However, you create more financial woes if you stop making debt installments.

Having to deal with credit card, student loan, and other debts while meeting other financial responsibilities is like trying to extinguish multiple massive fires with a small bucket of water.

There is hope

There is hope in carrying out a practical monthly budget.

If you are willing to have discipline and be ready to adapt to changes, you will most likely prosper.

Part of having discipline is being committed to the undertaking.

Some of the things you may have to do may be consistently tracking expenses, reducing impulse purchases, and finding ways of increasing income for unexpected costs.

Part of the process of effectively creating and managing a monthly financial plan is to have a strategic plan.

This strategic financial plan is about setting up a way to cover your monthly expenses and debt repayments as you move toward financial independence.  

Strategic financial planning involves understanding income streams, categorizing expenses, and setting realistic financial goals.

As you know by now, monthly budgeting may be challenging. However, you can do it.

You can overcome the monthly budgeting challenges if you want to.


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Leroy A. Brown is an author, speaker, and consultant who helps clients increase, maintain, and grow their money while being healthy and mindful. You may follow Leroy A Brown on LinkedIn at