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Welcome to Season 2 of The Goodbudget Way

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Articles | 1 comment

https://media.blubrry.com/goodbudget_way/p/content.blubrry.com/goodbudget_way/GBW-S2-Ep0_8.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: There’s more to budgeting than just numbers. We believe that the way we spend, save, and give our money reflects who we are and what we value, for better or for worse. On the last season of The Goodbudget Way podcast, we heard stories from people who have found ways to align their spending, saving,...

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Web: Use Debt Accounts to track payoff progress

Posted by on April 25, 2019 in Articles | 3 comments

Track debt on the web Debt Accounts are now available on the web, so you can more easily track your debt payoff progress. These Debt Accounts are great for tracking things like car loans, student loans, and credit cards you’ve stopped using and are working to pay off. When you track these kinds of debt with a Debt Account, you’ll see a red bar with the amount you still owe on your debt, so you can quickly see your payoff progress. This web update also includes a new Debt Progress Report. This report shows your payoff progress for all of the...

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Still working on your taxes?

Posted by on April 5, 2019 in Articles | 0 comments

Here are tips that can help April 15 is more than a week away, so you still have plenty of time to file your taxes. But could you use some last minute tips and tricks to help make filing easier? Or, do you want some inspiration on ways to use your tax refund? Check out the resources below. Preparing your taxes? Use your tax refund wisely Happy Budgeting, -The Goodbudget...

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Build an emergency fund AND a plan

Posted by on March 14, 2019 in Articles | 8 comments

Financial emergencies can strike at any time, and being prepared for them ahead of time can reduce the stress you feel when one happens. But only having an emergency fund is not enough. Create a financial emergency plan to back it up. That plan is your roadmap for how you’ll spend from your fund and pay it back after life returns to normal. With these two things in place, you’ll find that you have less to worry about when you encounter a tough situation like job loss or an extremely large medical bill. In this article, we’ll walk you through...

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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. (You can see how to make one here.) 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 can do to get through, and we’ll cover some of them in this article. And, if...

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