Automation is a key component to having efficient systems set up in your home. When you automate something, you tell it to do a specific action at a specific time.
Go through your fixed expenses and determine what you actually need to operate your day to day life. What do you need to keep a roof over your head and keep the lights on?
Budgeting is simply telling your money what to do. It’s creating a plan for how you want to spend, and then executing that plan.