Understanding your own financial story requires constant work.  Notifications, budget book, stickers, financial education sessions, statements, different banks….all of these things come into play in order to make everything work.  I have gone from always feeling broke to being a vessel for my money.  I do not want to cook on the weekends.  I also want to have a monthly pedicure.  My budget is setup to accommodate the lifestyle choices that I choose to make in order to make myself happy.  This is a daily responsibility for me.