How to Treat Yourself Without Going Over Budget

You know how important it is to save —but did you realize you should also splurge from time to time?

Allow Yourself Small, Regular Indulgences

This is a good way to motivate yourself to continue to save, all the while rewarding yourself along the way in small doses.

Try and make a little bit of room in your budget for “splurge money”. Maybe this would just be $10 per month for you, but even on that amount you could treat yourself to a fancy chocolate bar every week of the month!

  • Have a Staycation

Staying home is the not only a budget saver but it’s a win/win situation. Who wouldn’t want to take a day off and just spend the day in bed? Prep your staycation by grabbing a few of your favorite snacks and binge watch your favorite shows. You’re happy, you’re wallet’s even happier – it doesn’t get any better than this!

  • Go Outside

Taking a step outside is 100% free! Take a stroll, walk your dog, go for a hike, etc  – this not only promotes treating yourself, and saving money but you also get that nice Vitamin D and exercise! Go that extra step and treat yourself to a refreshing smoothie after working up a nice sweat.

  • Take a Relaxing Bath

When was the last time you were able to take a nice hot relaxing bath? Grab a book and a glass of wine and put your budgeting worries away…