Idiot proof budgeting for writers

Hooray, September’s payment for August’s posts came through from Medium! I made 12.60 USD which when translated to CAD means just over $15. Enough to take my beautiful wife out for a nice drink, or appetizer. Guess I’m not going to be living on this writing income anytime soon hey? But that leads me into the next topic, which is setting up idiot proof budgeting for beginners. See, I do numbers for a living, usually money numbers. As an accountant, I am often questioned when people are forming their budgets, then again when they’re trying to assess their performance based on budgets.