We have launched our Destination Financial Freedom - Budget Binder! Check it out below! We put together a simple and elegant solution to help organize your money, and your life! We call it the "Destination Financial Freedom" budgeting binder, because it's more than a beautiful way to track your money (though it is beautiful!). It's an all-in-one tool to help you get your money … [Read more...] about The Printable Budget Binder – Organize Your Money & Life!
Your financial life is planned around your paychecks, shouldn't your budget be too? The Paycheck Budgeting Method is the EASIEST way to take control of your money when nothing else seems to work. The concept is simple. Write down your next paycheck amountWrite down ALL the bills that are due until the next paycheck arrivesWrite down daily spending until next paycheck arrivesFor Paycheck … [Read more...] about The Paycheck Budgeting Method
I believe that for most, managing your money well starts with a single moment. An epiphany. Something happens that stops you in your tracks and brings your money issues right to the forefront of your mind, showing you that you need a financial plan. For me, that moment came when I got engaged to my now beautiful wife of over 5 years. I realized that I had blown through a TON of money, and … [Read more...] about My Growing Family: The Reason I Love Budgets
It's that time of year again. Time for the lame goals that everyone sets but never accomplishes. Time to join the gym (again). Time to get all pumped up for like 3 weeks before you settle back into "normal" life and keep doing whatever it was that you were doing before. And the worst culprit of pretend goal-setting is "finally getting on a budget this year." Or it's close cousin, "going to … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You Probably Don’t Need A Budget In 2014
Like any good personal finance blogger, I follow Dave Ramsey on my personal Facebook account. You know, same thing that normal people do. Usually I just browse the titles of most of this stuff, and don't really have time to read it. Today something caught my eye, most likely because it had the words "Christmas" and "Budget" in it. I decided to click on the link and check out what new … [Read more...] about Dave Ramsey Christmas Budget Application
I have a budget. And I enjoy my budget. And I really like tracking my spending, getting great deals, improving our financial situation and making progress because I have a financial roadmap. But there are some out there who don't find any value with all the hassle it takes to log into Mint.com and look at where their money is going. I mean, seriously, 5 minutes is a CRAP LOAD of time, and it … [Read more...] about Too Rich For A Budget