Break the Taboo

Week 1 | Day 5 | GB 101: Budget Bootcamp

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Hi there! Welcome to another day of Budget Bootcamp. Today’s homework might take a little bit longer than some of the days so far, but it’s a partner assignment that’s worth the time.

At Goodbudget, we love to break the taboo of talking about money. Talking with people we trust about budgeting helps us stay accountable to the goals we set. And it can also deepen our relationships, especially if we’re working towards the same goals.

We asked Lisa if she involved others when she was creating her first budget, and here’s what she said:

“My husband and I talked about [our budget] together. My sisters and I talked about it [too] and often compared notes. We’d say things like: ‘How are you doing on your food budget? I just don’t think this amount is realistic. How are you making yours work?’”

We bet that those conversations with her husband and sisters encouraged her, motivated her, and gave her helpful perspective!

Today’s Assignment

  1. If you’re budgeting solo, think about who you’d like to have partner with you on this budgeting journey, and then ask them if they’re willing to be a listening ear for you. Give them a call or have coffee together! Brief them on what you’ve done so far and how they can help you succeed with your budget. Maybe they’ll even join you too!
  2. If you’re budgeting as a couple, your significant other is your teammate. When budgeting as a team, it’s helpful to talk about expectations early on. What kind of spending requires first consulting each other? What kind of spending is okay without that step? Will you each have your own Envelopes for things like Fun? Or will it all be shared? Talking through things like these now will save you from headaches later on.
  3. How did these conversations go? What did you talk about? Were you nervous? Excited? Tell the community in the comments below.

Happy budgeting,
-The Goodbudget Team

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62 thoughts on “Break the Taboo”

  1. I talked to my dad about budgeting. He told me about what he does and how I should budget. I’m getting a job soon so we talked about budgeting with a consistent income. I don’t think I will be sharing budgeting with anyone soon

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  2. I talked with my mom about budgeting and we discussed some of her tips and how she does it. This helped me to think about how I should budget and what I should budget

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  3. I talked to my dad about budgeting and he is very smart about that I was not nervous and he helped me understand some of the hidden expensis

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