Let's face it, budgeting isn't easy. It isn't much fun, either. Nothing brings you back to a soul-crushing reality like going over your receipts and bills and then comparing them to your paychecks.
We didn't learn about this stuff in school, either. At least, I didn't. So it doesn't exactly come second-nature to me or many others. But that doesn't make it any less important.
Getting your finances under control isn't just good for your bank account — it's great for your spirits, too. Money troubles cause huge stresses in life. It doesn't have to be that way, though.