I recently got a puppy named Curby. She’s a fearless little Chihuahua-mix that enjoys napping in laps, chewing on shoelaces, and sunbathing on the deck. At first I wasn’t sure how to include her in my regular budget, so I decided to record her expenses in my existing Envelopes and tag them with #Curby in the notes section. This would let me keep track of how much I spent on her, without having to change my existing budget. It wouldn’t work as well if my Curby expenses outweighted my regular expenses, but how much could a little dog cost? A month later, Goodbudget showed me the answer. I went to my Spending by Envelope Report and selected “Curby” under the Tagged filter to see how much I spent. Tiny as she is, expenses for Curby grew bigger and bigger—a squeaky chew toy here, gummy bear-flavored shampoo there, not to mention her shots and food.
When it comes to budgeting for a wedding, we recommend starting with the important questions first. Check out the advice we gave our newly engaged teammate here at the Goodbudget headquarters. Sample Wedding Budgets Once you’ve thought about the important questions we mentioned in that article, you can start choosing which categories to plan for. … Read more