Budgeting is necessary because society is incentivized to separate people from their money without noticing.

Current mode of living values busyness—the opposite of mindfulness. Businesses have streamlined technology for taking our money with no effort or any thinking-inducing friction. People therefore are duped out of their dreams of travel etc. because spending habits are not noticeably detracting from that. Life and finances are inextricable but its hard to see it that way.rB2

  1. Abigail Bassett, “The Art of Kakeibo, the Japanese Budgeting System That Could Change Your Financial Life,” Pocket (blog), February 3, 2020, https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-art-of-kakeibo-the-japanese-budgeting-system-that-could-change-your-financial-life. (See notes.)