Budgeting

A budget gives you a plan for your money – instead of trying to figure out where it was all spent. Find out more about creating a budget and managing your money.

The Importance of Accountability to Your Personal Finances

The Importance of Accountability to Your Personal Finances

Have you ever struggled to do something until someone asked you about it multiple times? Sometimes it can be hard to get things done without someone else checking in on us - or holding us accountable. This can be useful when it comes to managing your money too. Today,...

How to Use a Budget Binder To Manage Your Finances

How to Use a Budget Binder To Manage Your Finances

Are you ready to stop stressing about money and take control of your finances? Setting up a financial binder is a great way to do that! Today I'm going to tell you how to use a budget binder to manage your finances and get on top of your spending! A budget binder will...

5 Tips To Help You Stick To Your Budget

5 Tips To Help You Stick To Your Budget

So you've taken the time to sit down and prepare your budget for the month. You're excited to get on track with your money on payday, but as time goes on you're finding yourself getting farther and further off from your budget. Actually sticking to your budget is the...

10 Tips for Avoiding Impulse Spending

10 Tips for Avoiding Impulse Spending

You're standing in Target, holding a candle that you don't need, trying to decide whether to put it in your cart or back on the shelf. You finally just think "whatever, it's just a $10 candle!" and start heading to the checkout. Hang on! You're about to make an...

The Budget Binder that Helped Me Get Out Of Student Loan Debt

The Budget Binder that Helped Me Get Out Of Student Loan Debt

It took me over a year after starting to get control of my finances to find a financial management system that actually works for me! I have always been a “pen and paper person” who likes to write everything down. After trying several different planners and budget...

April 2020 Budget and Debt Wrap Up

April 2020 Budget and Debt Wrap Up

It's the last day of April, which means it's time to do my April 2020 budget and debt wrap up! I tried so many different budgeting methods before I started using this system – nothing worked for me. Creating a budget wasn’t my problem, it was finding a way to stay...

Budgeting After Getting Laid Off

Budgeting After Getting Laid Off

Getting laid off can be one of the scariest and most stressful situations. Not knowing how to pay your bills or if you’ll be able to find another job is overwhelming. So where do you start? Let’s talk about how to managing budgeting after getting laid off.

How to Get Started Managing Your Money

How to Get Started Managing Your Money

So you want to save more money, pay off debt, or just stop spending $60 every time you step into Target. But how do you really get started managing your money?

The Complete Guide: How To File Your Taxes

The Complete Guide: How To File Your Taxes

It’s tax season! Don’t let this time of year stress you out. Filing your taxes is something that can be very overwhelming; our tax system in the United States is pretty confusing. If you’ve never had to file your own taxes before and have no idea where to even start, I’ve got you covered! Today I’m going to walk you through the basics of the tax process and how to file your taxes!

February 2020 budget update

February 2020 budget update

Budgeting and managing finances can get pretty overwhelming. To keep everything organized, I use an Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly planner to keep up with all of my relevant financial information. With this planner, I track things like my debt payments, when bills are...