BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – There’s just a few more months left for Sarah and Jeff Hines to reach their short-term budgeting goals. Team Hines is focused on making frugal choices nowadays.

They’re starting to plan ahead, and their coach tells WIAT 42 that it’s small, wise financial decisions like that that make a successful budget in the long term.

Sarah Hines says they are now more focused on each cost and staying organized.

“The biggest thing that has affected me is tracking every penny that is spent,” said Sarah Hines. “I’ve always done online banking, but now I have a check register and I write down everything. We’ve developed a system for where we put our receipts when we come in.”

They are keeping a watchful eye on their budget as finances continue to rise.

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