Budgeting for Dummies: Your Guide to Becoming Budget Savvy

This "Budgeting for Dummies" article will help you learn to budget quickly and easily. And don't be offended by the "dummies" term. Why? Just because you don't know something, it doesn't mean you're dumb! After all, you can't know what you haven't...

5 Easy Steps to Create a Budget That Actually Works

I had someone ask me recently, "How do I put together a budget?" The question made me realize that budgeting is not a clear process. Learning to successfully budget takes education. Also, it takes time, trial and error. Today I'll show you some easy...

5 You Need a Budget (YNAB) Alternatives

Have you ever heard of You Need a Budget (YNAB)? YNAB is a budgeting tool created to help you have better control over your finances. It’s a great product. In fact, I’m going to give you the details on what it is and how it works. That way you can...

8 Best Mint.com Alternatives in 2019

Have you heard of Mint.com? Mint.com is a free budgeting tool. When you link up your bank accounts, loans and credit cards to Mint, it can help you manage your money more strategically. What’s even better, Mint is totally free. Mint is a great product,...

11 Recommended Budget Percentages by Category

One of the best ways to be successful with your money is to know where your money goes each month. Many people fall into financial trouble but don’t understand why. This is because they miss the basic financial management principle of budgeting. Making a...

How to Use the Cash Envelope System

Are you having trouble getting a handle on your spending? If so, you may benefit from learning how to use the cash envelope system. The cash envelope system is a great way to manage your finances. It gives you control over your money. And it allows you to...

7 Common Budgeting Mistakes

I used to be one of those people who was terrified of the dreaded "B" word: budget. After learning from the plethora of personal finance experts in the blogging world about a better way to budget, I realized that the reason budgeting scared me so much in the...

The Challenge Everything Budget

Readers of personal finance blogs might be hearing about a new way of budgeting and saving money. It's called the Challenge Everything budget. One of the pioneers of the Challenge Everything budget, Jay Money of Budgets Are Sexy, explains it like...

The Zero Sum Budget: The Answer to Your Money Problems

What is a Zero Sum Budget? A Zero Sum Budget is where you allot every penny of income, essentially leaving you with zero money in hand at the end of the month. How Does a Zero Sum Budget Work? Well, let's say that your net income for the month is $2,000...

10 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

If you are trying to stick to a budget, you have to control how much you spend on groceries. It is one of the largest areas where we spend money each month and if you are not careful it has the potential to break your budget by hundreds of dollars. Want...

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