Whether you are single or providing for a family, having a budget is important, because it will help you save money. Your budget doesn’t necessarily need to be written down, (although it’s certainly good to do so,) but it is important to know what your expenses and needs are to be able to streamline your actual income the right way.
However, it can be overwhelmingly stressful if your income is less that what your budget realistically needs to be.
So you’ve had your positive pregnancy test. There’s so much that will happen in the next 8 months-give or take- depending on when you found out. Yes, that’s right. By the time you realize you’re pregnant, you have likely already used one or more of those nine months up!