Welcome to Budget Bootcamp

Week 1 | Day 1 | GB 101: 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

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379 thoughts on “Welcome to Budget Bootcamp”

  1. I will be working on this in the evenings. I will probably do a couple of assignments at a time. I want to manage my money and start saving

  2. I’m going to work on my assignments during my lunch break, after the kids go to bed or just in some quiet moments during the day. We’re looking to build up our safety net and pay off the car loans and student loans.

    • I’ll probably be doing this late at night, when everyone else is sleeping..have 4 kids (well 3 are adults) yikes!!!

  3. I will do it in the morning after tai chi,meditation, prayer, and breakfast except for work days when I’ll do it about 5, as dinner is being prepared.

  4. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”, I’ve been failing way too long. It’s time to step into the light with both feet.

  5. Will work on these assignments as I find time considering always on the go. Need to get the brakes on spending and keep money in the families pockets.

  6. In the morning. I teach budgeting and I have been looking for a simple and easy to use app to help other people. There are always more things to learn and new techniques. I am very excited about this course.

  7. Planning to do this in the evening. I have been living from paycheck to paycheck and I hope this will help me to save up money for a car and other bigger expenses!

  8. I’ll be completing these assignments before bed time In order to reflect on the past day and plan for the next. My wife will be joining me with this. Daily reminders will keep me on track.

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