Budgeting

Help with budgeting, budgeting worksheets and even how to live without a budget. Also be sure to check out our complete guide to budgeting and our guide to budgeting tools.

24 Stupidest Things the U.S. Government Spends Money On

24 Stupidest Things the U.S. Government Spends Money On

Americans waste a lot of money, but are we just following in our government’s footsteps?

Either way, we definitely shouldn’t be looking to them for advice. They waste money. A lot of money.

Since we don’t directly control how our government spends money, why not make fun of it? We laugh to keep from crying, right?

The Single Man’s Finances [Infographic]

The Single Man’s Finances [Infographic]

I found a really interesting infographic about entrepreneurship, but it seemed sexist, so I posted an infographic about the single man’s finances. Because that makes sense.

In all seriousness, I don’t find this one to be sexist. It’s an interesting comparison between men and women’s spending habits.

Over half the adults in the United States are married, but what about the other half?

This is a look into the finances of the single man. It’s also a look into the finances of the single woman. As much as people think women are known to be shoppers (you discriminators, you!), it turns out that men actually spend more than women on almost everything.

You’ll see what I mean below…

The Ultimate Quick-Guide to Budgeting Tools

The Ultimate Quick-Guide to Budgeting Tools

If you’re looking for budgeting tools, look no further.

I’ve compiled an all-inclusive list of every high-quality budgeting tool I could find and put them all together here.

I’ve even included the price (if there is one), the format(s) available and a brief description of each. I’ll start with my favorites and then move on to the rest.

Let’s jump right in and see what our options are…

Personal Capital Review – The Ultimate Free Tool for Budgeting and Investing

Personal Capital Review – The Ultimate Free Tool for Budgeting and Investing

There are many ways to get all your accounts in one place.

There are also ways to automate your budget.

Mint.com comes to mind.

Your bank may even offer online banking that budgets for you and allows you to add outside accounts to your dashboard.

That’s all great. I love automation. But I’ve found the cream of the crop.

All your accounts in one place? Check. An effective automatic budgeting system? Check. And that’s not all they do.

Personal Capital is great for budgeting, but it’s really great for investing!

Let me show you what sets Personal Capital apart from the rest…

Goodbudget Review – The Best Envelope Budgeting App

Goodbudget Review – The Best Envelope Budgeting App

I am a huge fan of the envelope budgeting system.

I think it’s a great way to stay organized and keep your budget simple.

I have written several articles on budgeting.

I have even written on how to live without a budget.

Now it’s time that I show you what I personally use for budgeting.

I use Goodbudget (formerly EEBA). This is a website and a smart phone app. A digital envelope budgeting system.

There is a free and a paid version.

Let’s take a look at what Goodbudget has to offer…

How to Make a Budget With Your Spouse

How to Make a Budget With Your Spouse

“Hey honey, I want a motorcycle.”

“But I want a kitchen remodel.”

“Umm, but I want a motorcycle.”

SWEETIE. WE CAN’T DO BOTH

He wants the motorcycle. She wants the kitchen remodel. How to decide?

When you and your spouse talk about money, there’s potential for arguments disagreements, value clashes, and colorful conversation (to put it lightly).

This step-by-step guide will help you two figure out how to make a budget work for your life together.

Mint.com Review – All Your Accounts in One Place for Free

Mint.com Review – All Your Accounts in One Place for Free

Would you like to be able to access all of your finances from one spot?

Your bank accounts, investments, mortgage, bills…everything.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get that for free?

Yes. Yes it would. And you can.

Let’s see what Mint.com can do for you…

How to Live Without a Budget or The Automatic Budget

How to Live Without a Budget or The Automatic Budget

When you think about being responsible with your money, a budget may be one of your first thoughts. In my Beginner Series, I tell you, point-blank, that you need a budget.

Can you really live without a budget? The title of this article makes it seem like I was misguiding you when I said that you need a budget, doesn’t it?

Well…​

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