Best ever tip..
I have to tell you that the best thing that ever happened to my budget was maturity. Now that I have a few bucks, I don't even want all the stuff any more. I pretty much buy what I want but I still make sure I get a bargain and for the most part now it is just about winning at being frugal....
It is nice now though to realise that all that stuff I wanted so badly and worked so hard to get means little or nothing....I see something now and I think, that's nice..and walk on by....a few years bck I would have tried to buy it or figure out how to save to buy it..
I love the fact that I've matured beyond the "I wants".