Budgeting

Budgeting is the key to financial freedom!  Learn how to create a budget you can actually stick to, what categories to include, and create simple systems for maintaining your budget along the way.

28 Budget Categories You Can’t Afford to Ignore

28 Budget Categories You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Having the right categories is essential to a well-functioning budget. And while it’s not always possible to anticipate every expense that may come your way, it is possible to plan for them. Budget Categories You Don’t Want To Overlook Consider including these 28 categories in your budget to be prepared for anything life throws your…

How the 30-30-30-10 Budget Rule Actually Works for Budgeting Your Money

How the 30-30-30-10 Budget Rule Actually Works for Budgeting Your Money

If you haven’t had a great experience with budgeting or are ready to give budgeting a shot, you’ll want to have a look at the 30-30-30-10 budget rule. Creating a budget – or spending plan – for your money before it arrives in your bank account is a crucial part of achieving financial wellness. There…

How to Create a Bare-Bones Budget in a Financial Emergency

How to Create a Bare-Bones Budget in a Financial Emergency

When your finances are in crisis mode, it often calls for you to deviate from your normal budgeting routine and adjust your budget accordingly to protect you during uncertain financial times. One of the first steps to take is to create a bare-bones budget. If you’ve never heard of the strange word before, a bare-bones…

How to Create a Simple Monthly Budget You Can Actually Stick to

How to Create a Simple Monthly Budget You Can Actually Stick to

Budgets are the worst, right? You probably didn’t even want to click on this link because you’ve likely tried budgeting many times before, right? And if you’re anything like our family, you’ve probably failed many times before, too, right? It’s time to turn that around and finally create a simple monthly budget that will work…