My best tip with budgeting would have to be to know the difference between wants and needs. Needs always come first in a budget. Needs are things you need to survive. Food, house, water, and clothes are needs, nothing else. everything else s a luxury or things that are nice to have. some things like a car is not a need but is high on our want list, so it is usually next in line on our list for our budget. But when you really remember your needs are 4 basic things the budget is much easier to stick to then when you think you NEED everything at all times.