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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995 thoughts on “Welcome to Budget Bootcamp”

  1. I think right when I get home after work. I get home before the rest of the family so fewer distractions. I am hoping to learn how to be consistent in my budgeting.

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  2. The best time for hubs n i would be after the kids sleep at night. But if it was a crazy day, will do it when they nap before getting to the other things tht need to be done. I look forward to making the most of this app and having a good budgeting skill that i can hopefully share with others too.

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  3. I will do this after work, in my den. I am excited to learn how to create a budget that works for me, and more importantly, how to stick to it. My ultimate goal is to achieve financial freedom, and I believe this course will help me towards that.

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  4. I plan to work on my assignments as I receive them. I would prefer to get them all at one time so that I could proceed quickly in order to get the budgeting completed ASAP. I am disappointed that option is not available. Why take a month to prepare for setting up a budget when the help is needed now at this present time?

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  5. I plan on doing the assignments either in the morning after my Bible study or during my lunch hour. I am most looking forward to learning about budgeting

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  6. I plan on doing these assignments over my lunch break or after the kids go to bed. I’d like to focus on doing them during the week so my weekends are free. My goal is to establish good budgeting basics to get a better handle on our finances.

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  7. I plan on doing mine early morning being that I work 3rd shift 🙂 from this course I plan on learning to save a lot more than I’ve been spending none the less budgeting in order to save. .

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  8. I’m thinking maybe after work, but am open to whenever during the day I can find the few minutes needed. I work long hours, get up early, get home late. Make dinner, eat, clean things and head to bed. It all will depend on how tired I am, might have to wait until Sunday where I can do them all at once.

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  9. I will use kitchen table in the afternoon for lessons. I have just retired. I want to come up with a budget and live within our means.

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