GB 201: Budget With a Why

Ready to go deeper on your budgeting journey? Spend less on the trivial stuff. Learn to budget with a why and make room for what’s truly important in life.

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Introduction to Goodbudget 201

Here at Goodbudget, we believe the way we spend, save, and give money reflects what we value and what we call important — for better or for worse. We also believe that it’s possible to live a life of generosity while staying within our means, and still make room for our needs and wants. To do that, we have to identify what’s truly important so that our money choices accurately reflect that truth.

In this series, we’ll introduce you to a budgeting process that can help you create a budget that works toward your values. We’ll cover five steps to show you how to make that possible. The Budget with a Why process helps you reflect on past money habits, make active decisions to create change, and then live that out in future choices that reflect your values.

OVERVIEW

  • Complete in 6 weeks
  • 30 minutes/week
  • 6 Assignments

YOU WILL LEARN TO

  • Reflect on your spending
  • Pinpoint what's important to you
  • Adjust your budget
  • Live out your values

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

  • Computer or smartphone
  • Goodbudget app
WEEK 1

When it comes to you and money, where do you want to go?

  • 10 minutes to complete
WEEK 2

Take a look in the mirror to see your current spending, saving and giving habits. What do you see? Take a look in your mirror.

  • 30 minutes to complete
  • Goodbudget: Spending by Envelope Report
WEEK 3

Reflect on what your spending, saving and giving decisions say about you. Start your reflection now.

  • 30 minutes to complete
WEEK 4

Your money map helps direct your spending, saving, and giving decisions toward what’s truly important. Draw your money map.

  • 30 minutes to complete
WEEK 5

Get down to the nitty-gritty and plan a budget that reflects what you want to be important. What route will you take?

  • 30 minutes to complete
  • Goodbudget app, or
    paper and pencil
WEEK 6

Make one spending, saving, or giving decision today that’s in line with your priorities. That’s the first step in living out a budget that works. Get started on your journey!

  • 30 minutes to complete

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