When providing any sort of help or advice as to how to work towards achieving a decent and stable financial future, the most crucial asset I will always advise clients to try and cultivate is self-control and discipline in regards to their money. Financial budget planning is an excellent way of working towards this goal as it forces the person to be directly responsible for their work, consider how much they are spending on something, and will actively eliminate the emotional aspect of the equation.Emotions in the context of finances are very dangerous indeed, because it is our emotions that trick us into making bad decisions such as excessive spending, or gambling. Don’t believe me? Just look at the figures calculated by the experts themselves: according to them, personal finance is 20% mathematical calculation and 80% decision based. Do you know what the biggest issue is with people today, in regards to their personal finances? The answer is really quite simple: they do not have the right idea as to when it comes to spending it, and so as soon as their payday check clears, they are out spending it. They do not contemplate the future, they do not plan for the future. Then, when they least expect it, something happens that upsets the natural order of things and they are left in a major rut.Ensure that you draft a budget for yourself, taking the time to note any and every expense that you can and do incur on a routine basis. Do not miss anything out, as you are only deceiving yourself in the long run. Budgeting is crucial for ensuring that your expenses do not go spiraling out of control, and that you do not end up making purchases which you simply cannot reasonably pay off within the time frame required.