The advice I took to help me achieve my health and fitness goals was eerily familiar. I realized that the tips that I give for financial goals were very similar to the information provided for successful weight loss. Setting a calorie intake goal was like setting a budget! And tracking every single thing I ate was like tracking every single expense. Just exercising and not changing any other behavior was the equivalent to thinking that making more money would solve all financial problems.
Making more money will never solve anything for you if you continue to overspend and live above your means. Just like exercising more didn't do anything for me. If you want to take control of your finances and make serious progress towards your goals, you can't just do one thing. You need to implement all the behaviors that will drive that success.