It was really rough the first month or two while I figured out how to actually do a budget. The hard thing for me was that my income is really irregular. I have a couple steady jobs that make up about half of what I make in a month, but it's $20 here, $60 there, and it's all over the place. Plus, a lot of my pay is in cash, so I don't have a bank record of most of it. It makes it hard to budget when you don't know what your income actually is.