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Instead of thinking about what you can’t do on a budget, Cait Flanders, of the blog Blonde On A Budget ( says to think about the awesome things you can do. “I see budgets as a tool which allows us to do the most we can with the money we have,” she says. She recommends tracking your spending for a few weeks or months to get an idea of what you’re paying for. “It’s eye-opening to see where your money is going — that experiment alone can drastically change what many people consume,” she says.