"I look like I am struggling to make ends meet"
My shirt is frayed, my suit hasn't been dry cleaned in far too long and my tie looks like it has been run over by several cars. I really wish I was exaggerating but I really do look down on my luck which is crazy...
It's also not great for my career. The way you dress and carry yourself is incredibly important to how you are perceived and this is definitely not the look I want to be going for.
So how did this come about?
I'm going to blame it on my budget and more accurately my focus on my budget this year. In prior years I have had a fair bit of flexibility in my budget and when I have run over on some areas it hasn't really affected any other areas.
The big change this year is that I have accounted for almost every dollar I am going to earn and I have some pretty aggressive targets for what I want to achieve including: