Budgeting

Learn how to make a budget and stick to it!

The Lazy Guide to Budgeting – 7 Ways to Make It Easier to Stick With

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Many people start budgets but they don’t seem to stick with them. Why is that? Because they’re lazy? I think it’s because they don’t have clearly defined goals. Are you trying to pay off debt, save up for a house, or build a college fund for the kids? What is the exact amount of your […] Read more…

Ready to Start a Budget That Works?

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Budgeting is hard. You feel like a mess. You feel overwhelmed. When bills come in the mail, doesn’t it seem like you just paid them already? Wait, it’s already been a month? How did that happen? You’re paying late fees because you missed the due date by a few days. While your children are fast asleep, […] Read more…

How to Create an Airtight Budget in 2 Easy Steps

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If you’ve ever created a budget and then failed to stick with it, you’re in good company. Plenty of people have struggled with budget creation. This will be true from now until the end of time. It’s difficult to pre-plan something as complex as finances and expect to stay on target consistently. One reason people […] Read more…

Easy Budgeting with Mint

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I used to track my spending through Quicken. But I got lazy and stopped tracking my spending and budget for several months. With Quicken, you have to sign into your bank accounts regularly to get the latest updates and enter information. Many times the information needed to be corrected so if you miss a few […] Read more…

5 Ways to Make Following a Budget Easier

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Planning for a budget is one thing. The hard part is to stay on budget, and make sure you stay within your spending zone. The spending zone, is a term I use to describe what you are willing to pay for either an object, a grocery shopping experience, or even how much money you are […] Read more…

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