Throughout my life I have heard the phrase “pay yourself first” and always thought that isn’t always possible in the real world with bills and other obligations. However, I write before you sharing that it needs to be your reality. Whether you set money aside for yourself or not you are going to end up spending money. It makes more sense to have a tangible amount. Additionally, how engaged and motivated are you going to be to work when you work solely to give money back to bills? Put money aside for yourself to do whatever you please as well as savings.