With a beer budget. Lately I've been really looking into budgeting my life. Maybe it's tax season and the pressure of getting all my W2's, 9's and 1090's (insert huge eye roll, this is the life of an actress) together to see if I'm indebted to Uncle Sam. Whatever the case may be, any and everything dealing with finances has been finding its way to come across my lap. The most recent episode of my podcast (did you know I have a podcast??) - Qream Chronicles - featured my good friend and accountant, Tiffany Falls-Wartman, who gave advice ranging from how to file for taxes to accounting for everything that goes out of your account. Which made me realize, I cringe at even looking at my bank account for the fear that the balance may be low or to actually see the damage I've caused over a fun weekend. Doing this, however, is so necessary if you want to become financially free and savvy. Being accountable. Which made me think am I accountable for everything that goes on with my money? To be honest, not really. This is what being accountable is really about too, being HONEST with yourself. You have to be honest about what you can and can't do any more if it doesn't fit within your budget. If it's saying no to buying that super cheap pair of shoes that you just can't pass up. That money could go to other things - trust - there's ALWAYS a bill to pay when you're an adult. Even when it comes to paying a bill a day late - those fees are unnecessary and add up. It's money your basically giving away. So, I have to be very upfront with myself in the coming weeks and really buckle down and get a budget set. It's scary to talk about money - at least for me and holla if ya feel me - but I HAVE to do it if I want to have it. LOTS of it. If you're reading this I challenge you to take one step into becoming more financially accountable. Whether is checking your bank account to see every single thing you've purchased over the week, or if it's paying a a few more dollars over your credit card bill statement (which I've learned is a good practice). Let's flex some money muscles so we can really stunt on 'em. lol.