My Journey with Allowance as a Parent

I grew up in a family that, for the most part, didn’t do allowances. Occasionally our parents would try to give us a quarter each week, but they never kept it up for long periods of time. The understanding was that our parents would provide what we needed, so we didn’t need much money of … Read more

How to Budget for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Congratulations! You’re going to be welcoming a brand new person into your family! Whether your new child is joining your family by birth or adoption, this is an exciting time for you and a time of significant change for your budget. When you think about budgeting for a new child, clothes and gear — and … Read more

How to Budget for Childcare

When it comes to recurring expenses for your little one, childcare is likely to be the biggest. Even if you stay home and don’t pay for childcare, you may be giving up a significant part of the income you’ve been used to. Making a decision about how to budget for childcare can feel weighty and … Read more

Thank You

Dear Goodbudgeters, In a year that has been marked by such enormous changes in the world around us and in our daily lives, I’m struck by how constant your relationship with us at Goodbudget has been. You have tried to keep spending, saving, and giving to what’s important even as circumstances around you have changed. … Read more

Redefining Enough

One of the big ideas in The Goodbudget Way is “Decide what’s enough”. To truly budget with a why, we need to know where we draw our lines so we can decide how much we hope to spend, save, and give… and be content. And in 2020, we’ve had plenty of reasons to rethink our … Read more

What We’re Perusing #1

Welcome to the first What We’re Perusing newsletter, and thanks for coming on this journey with us. We’ve got a lot to learn and are eager to explore more about our world and society, and it sounds like you feel the same way.  We hope you’ll dive into the pieces below.  ARTICLE: What is Redlining … Read more

What We’re Perusing

The world is in a much different place now than many of us would have thought at the start of 2020. In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, recession, and protests for racial justice, we have been reexamining our understanding of the economy we live in. Because while Goodbudget continues to focus on budgeting, the … Read more

How will you use your windfall?

You can’t always plan for it, but windfalls do occasionally happen. If you’ve received a cash gift or other kind of windfall, like a tax refund, then you might be wondering how you should use it. And the answer will depend on your situation. In this post, we’ll talk about how to prioritize your needs … Read more