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Affected by the government shutdown?

Posted by on January 24, 2019 in Articles | 0 comments

Here’s what you can do This current government shutdown has serious implications for many of your lives and budgets. Many of you are furloughed without pay, while others continue to work… but with no pay. Some of you might not receive benefits checks that you depend on. And the list really does go on. Regardless of the camp you’re in, you’ve been put into a tough position and it’s not by your doing. But, you still need to pay bills while you’re waiting for your income stream to get back to normal. And in the interim, there are some...

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What to do when your check is late

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Having an unexpected loss of income is tough, especially when it’s outside of your control. It’s no surprise that the best way to weather the storm is by having an emergency fund and plan. (And if you don’t have one, we’ll have some more information about how to make one available for you soon.) But what can you do if you don’t have one already in place? What can you do if you need to pay bills, but you unexpectedly got laid off, or the government shut down? Living through emergencies like these is challenging, but there are things you...

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Q & A with a new Goodbudgeter

Posted by on January 4, 2019 in Articles | 2 comments

Whether you’re new to Goodbudget, or been with us for a while, hearing people talk about their budgeting journey can help inspire you to create a budget that works. Meet Alex, the newest addition to the Goodbudget team. He’s twenty-three and a recent college grad. Hear from him as he reflects on his experience getting started with Goodbudget. Q. How long have you been using Goodbudget? Maybe three, four months now? Q. Did you budget before you started using Goodbudget? A bit, but it was less of a structured budget and more me noting my...

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Tis the season…for budgets

Posted by on December 14, 2018 in Articles | 0 comments

It’s that time of year again There’s no better time than now to get on a budget. Of course, you already know how to get your budget ready for the holidays. But does your brother know Goodbudget can help him save for big expenses, like holiday shopping? And does your mom know Goodbudget can help her create a budget that works? Share this post with them so they can get started. Get started on your budget Happy budgeting! The Goodbudget...

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Give money and more!

Posted by on November 30, 2018 in Articles | 0 comments

Hi there, Giving Tuesday may have already passed, but there are still opportunities to be generous this season. So splurge on the people you care about! You can give dollars — or your time and energy. Giving your time and energy can be really impactful without taking a huge chunk out of your wallet. It’s a win-win! This Thanksgiving, I baked pies for a community event. And while I spent money buying the ingredients, I mostly spent energy baking the pies themselves. It felt extra special bringing homemade pies to the event, and I think...

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Prepare your budget for the holidays

Posted by on September 27, 2018 in Articles | 0 comments

The holidays are right around the corner! Okay, not really, but they’re not far off. Right now is a great time to start thinking about your holiday budget, and the best way to prepare is to start saving. Follow these two steps to get started. 1. See how much you spent last year You can make a more informed decision about how much to save this year when you know how much you spent last year. And, you can decide this time around if you want to save more or less. Check out the Spending by Envelope report to see exactly how much you spent last...

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