Finances

Building a Better Budget … On Hold

I know I'm supposed to be finishing the budget series. I haven't forgotten about any of you. And learning to budget correctly is more important now than ever. But I worked almost 50 hours last week. On top of teaching elementary school in the morning and high school at night. This momma is exhausted. Quarantine… Continue reading Building a Better Budget … On Hold

Finances

Building a Better Budget Part 4

In this edition of Building a Better Budget we're learning how to record transactions and take full advantage of the credit card feature.

Finances

Building a Better Budget Part 2

Today, we're customizing categories. You might be wondering why this step is so important that it gets its own post. Good question. I think that personalizing your budget is does three things. It makes it come alive and work on a personal level in your life. It makes it super easy to assign jobs to your money, and if anything ever goes wrong in your financial game plan, it very quickly tells you what is important and what isn't.

Finances

Building a Better Budget Part 1

A living budget is something else all together. It gives you the power to address forgotten bills as they arise and plan for them in the future. It doesn't mock you when you overspend, it offers solutions for covering the expense. And maybe most importantly, it answers the most mysterious question of all. If I suddenly had no income, how long could we survive?