Most people cut their spending to fit their income. That's how you live within a budget, right?
Well, here's an unusual way that some people choose to budget: they decide how much money they want to spend and save. Then they ramp up their income to meet those goals.
In other words, one budgeting method looks first at income, then at expenses. The other method looks first at expenses, and secondly at income.
Read more about this unusual budgeting method in my newest article. Choose whichever strategy best fits your personality and style. Remember, there's no single "best" way to budget. Learn a multitude of techniques and pick the one that fits you best. The how is less important than the result.