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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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Back to School on a Budget

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

According to some reports, parents will spend more than $1,000 buying back-to-school items for their kids. This year, don’t be shocked by the price tag. Instead, use these four tips to help get your kids to school on a budget. Set your budget This might seem like a no-brainer. But, like anything, it’s easy to overspend when we don’t have a set amount we’re working with. Before you start shopping, set a limit for how much you’re willing to spend. Knowing your boundary will help you and your family make smart choices about what you can and...

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Didn’t Save Enough for Vacation?

Posted by on July 3, 2018 in Articles | 1 comment

Vacation season is in full swing, and I pretty much have my bags packed! But, if you’re like me, you might not have anticipated exactly how much you’ll need to cover the costs of the trip. The good news is your trip can still be within your reach, and here are some tips to help make it happen. For this vacation Budget with the money you *do* have You might not have saved up enough in your Vacation Envelope, so take some cash from Envelopes that have a bit leftover. For me, I’m planning to transfer some from my Clothing Envelope to Vacation....

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Money Tips for Recent Grads

Posted by on June 22, 2018 in Articles | 0 comments

Helpful tips for recent grads Congrats are in order for the recent grads in your life! Now, whether new grads just finished high school or college, it’s important to prepare for the financial choices ahead. Here are three tips to create an awesome money plan. 1. Figure out how much you’ll earn Are you getting a summer job? Are you starting a job at your dream company? In either case, be sure to figure out how much you’ll be bringing home. That’s the basis of creating any budget or money plan. 2. Decide what’s important to you Prioritize...

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Preparing your taxes?

Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Articles, Support | 0 comments

Check Goodbudget It’s tax season again! And, we know it’s not always a breeze to figure out just how much you donated to your favorite charity, or paid the babysitter over the year. So, this tax season, when you’re preparing your taxes, instead of rummaging through your filing cabinet looking for old receipts, use the Spending by Envelope Report to tally up your spending on: IRA contributions Self-employment expenses College tuition & fees Charitable donations Moving expenses to take your first job Child & dependent care expenses To...

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