Just like fun is an important part of any budget, so is making space for giving. You may already give to charity or to your local church, but have you built it into your budget?
- Make a Giving Envelope. When you make an Envelope for giving, you’re telling yourself that this is a priority you want to plan for each month. You might need to edit the budgeted amounts of other Envelopes so that your total budget is still less than your income. If you already have a Giving Envelope, consider adjusting the amount to fit how important it is to you.
- Fill the Envelope. You may have to adjust your Fill to other Envelopes so you have enough to put into your new Giving Envelope.
- Let us know how you felt making a dedicated Giving Envelope. Does it make you more or less excited to give? And why do you think it’s important to make space for giving? Comment below with your thoughts.
Note for couples: If you need to adjust other parts of your budget in order to put money toward your Giving Envelope, make sure both of you are on the same page about the changes.
-The Goodbudget Team