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

GB Bulletin: Say “Yes” to Second Chances

Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash Here’s how to get back on track Sticking to our money goals can be challenging, and sometimes it doesn’t go the way we plan. If you’ve fallen off course, or are feeling stuck, don’t beat yourself up! Instead, give yourself another opportunity to succeed by saying “yes” to second … Read more

GB Bulletin: Stay strong with your money goals!

Photo by Smart on Unsplash Remind yourself what’s important Losing momentum when it comes to your 2021 money goals? Keep the energy going! Take time to remind yourself why that goal was important to you in the first place, and write it down so you don’t forget next time. While you’re at it, join the … Read more

GB Bulletin: Join the 2021 SMART Savings Challenge

SMART: Specific. Measurable. Actionable. Relevant. Time-Bound. 2021 is officially here, and it’s not too late to start defining your budget goals for the  new year! When your goals are SMART, you know exactly what you need to do to accomplish them. If you haven’t already, join our SMART Savings Challenge on the Goodbudget forums so … 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