Yesterday was budget day a The Mangy Moose Lodge. I have been working with a household budget for the past eight months; it's getting easier. Allocating our spending categories at the beginning of the month .. makes for good spending habits. Its' easier to say "NO" to impulse buys. Christmas shopping is easier with cash set aside in an envelope. When the $ is gone .. no more shopping :). Our youngest daughter is just starting out in life .. albeit .. still at home .. but learning good foundations that will carry her through life. Being able to live on a fixed income AND budget will be vital for her future success. Today I helped her type up an easy to read budget form that she can print out each month and fill in with pencil. Learning to live within your means at an early age is a very good thing. Our economy and government could use a good dose of living within a budget .. my wouldn't that be a saving grace!