Welcome to Budget Bootcamp

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Welcome to Goodbudget 101: Budget Bootcamp! We’re so excited for you to start this new budgeting journey — one where you’ll create a budget that works for you. And along the way you’ll build habits and learn techniques that will help you live out your budget for the rest of your life.

Now, we’re all starting from different places financially, but we’re all working towards the same goal… making a budget that works. We believe you can make and *keep* a budget. This budget will be your guide to help you spend on what’s important, save for big expenses, and give generously.

Over the next 29 days you’ll receive bite-sized assignments that are practical, reflective and relational and they’re all designed to help you create your new budget utilizing the envelope budgeting method (if you don’t know what that is, learn about it on our website and on YouTube). You can expect to spend about 5 to 10 minutes doing most of the assignments. Every so often there’ll be a longer assignment that will take about 30 minutes. Let’s get started.

Today’s Assignment

  1. Make a plan for when and where you’d like to do these assignments. Will you spend time working on them at the kitchen table after the kids are in bed, or early in the morning over coffee before everyone gets up? Will you do the assignments for the week all in one day, or divvy them up throughout the week? Deciding this ahead of time will give you a better shot at completing these assignments.
  2. Comment below and let us know when and where you’re planning to do your homework.  Plus, share what you’re excited about learning in this course — and why.

Note for couples: If you share money with someone else, like your spouse, invite them to take this course with you.  By working together, you’ll be able to build a solid budget that actually works — for both of you.

That’s it for today! We look forward to seeing you in the next assignment.

Happy budgeting,
-The Goodbudget Team

P.S. If you’re currently experiencing a financial emergency, either from taking a pay cut, receiving a large medical bill, or something else, GB 911: Crash Course might be a better fit. There, you’ll learn how to make quick changes to your budget so that you can survive in the short term, adapt to your financial situation, and thrive down the road.

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620 thoughts on “Welcome to Budget Bootcamp”

  1. I plan on dividing the assignments up through out the week. Most likely work on them in the evenings. I’m really excited to be shown how to create a budget and get organized.

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  2. I plan on dividing the assignments up through out the week. Most likely work on them in the evenings. I’m really excited to be shown how to create a budget and get organized.

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  3. I plan on doing the assignments every day in the evening at a set time. I’m excited about developing budget habits that I will practice consistently.

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  4. I plan to work on the assignments while I am at my desk doing administrative tasks. I intend on splitting the assignments for the week between Tuesday and Thursday, around 1pm.

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  5. I will work on the assignments daily in the morning when my brain is alert and I can think straight. I am looking forward to learning about how to spend within my means whilst having the ability to also give back. I have never been able to budget properly and I have a good feeling about what I will learn and implement.

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  6. I plan on doing this course with my husband in the evening after dinner. We’re excited to learn how to budget better and work towards paying off debt and saving for big expenses.

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  7. I plan to work on my budget after dinner; I have made progress on budgeting but I think this course will help me develop my skills further & motivate me to make y money work harder.

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