Following a budget is no walk in the park. You will make mistakes and have mishaps here and there, but that is OK. Don’t let that discourage you from sticking to your budget. A good way to keep motivation high is to establish a reward system for reaching certain goals or milestones within your budget. Establishing a reward system is one of the best budgeting tips and tricks to use. The reward could be as simple as taking in a movie or as extreme as going on a vacation. I have actually followed this tip and strategy and recently went on a vacation to the Caribbean when I paid off my mortgage early. A reward system will keep your energy and enthusiasm high for meeting your goals within your budget.