The number one goal in budgeting is that you spend less than you make. This applies for personal finances. It is not just for businesses. You as a person or a family are an economic unit that needs to operate like a business. To be financially sustainable as an economic entity you must manage your spending so that you spend less than your income every day, every week, every month and every year. This is the key premise to successful budgeting. It is an attitude. You need to learn this attitude. It is the old adage...You need to have someone teach you how to fish not have someone give...