If you’re anything like me, you’ve dreamed of moving to the country, buying a piece of land, and supporting yourself off the land. It’s not a pipe dream, and there are totally people who do it! However, there is one important skill that you absolutely must learn before you can succeed in living off a farm income.
Luckily for you, this is a skill that you can practice without any land at all, and will even HELP you save up for your dream homestead some day. In order to run a successful farm business, you’ll need to become a master of budgeting. Because our family lives off of two home based businesses, I though for a long time I would never be able to successfully budget. Finally, I learned how to have a monthly budget even when living on an irregular income. Hurray!
If you don’t have a budget it can feel like all your money is spent before you get it, especially if you have an irregular income. A simple budget can help you make sure that the most important things aren’t getting pushed aside by the seemingly urgent ones.