Welcome to Goodbudget 201: Budget with a Why

Week 1 | GB 201: Budget With a Why

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WHEN IT COMES TO YOU AND MONEY, WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

Welcome to Budget with a Why! We’re excited you’re here, and we’re excited to go on this money journey with you.

Over these next five courses, we’ll walk you through creating a budget with purpose. From figuring out what’s important to you, all the way to inspiring you to think of ways you can live out your values. Because budgeting is more than just dollars and cents, and we think you probably agree.

To get you thinking just a bit, check out the mini-assignment below, and let us know where you want to go on your money journey.

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Today’s Mini-Assignment

We sat down with some budgeters, and asked them where they want to go financially. Here’s what they said:

“Up. I’d like to go up, which means having more money. I think of a growth chart, like my kids have at the doctor’s office, and I want to check in and see how it’s doing.” Paul, father of three.
“When I hear that, it sounds like a relationship. I want to go places with money, like literally travel.” Kendall, fabulously child-free.
“I think of ‘enough.’ I don’t want to have to think about it as much, not every day.” Matt, thinking about moving.
“Somewhere free, not like I don’t have to pay, but like a feeling of freedom. Thinking about being debt-free, that’s where I want to go.” Karisa, paying off student loans

Okay, now your turn! When it comes to you and money, where do you want to go? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy budgeting,
-The Goodbudget Team

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60 thoughts on “Welcome to Goodbudget 201: Budget with a Why”

  1. I would like to have my debts under control so that I can feel comfortable when I want to buy something I need. I feel like I’m living in the past, I want to live in the future where there isn’t this black cloud hanging over my life. I want to be able to pay expenses as they come up, not have to put them on a charge card which will then haunt me and make me feel like a bad person.

  2. Well,

    I would like to have freedom of choices. I believe that money is a tool that could allow me to do the things I want to do when I want to do them, insted of doing them because I got no other choice or I’ld starve.

    This means that money is not a problem to fulfill my goal in life, and to support a better society

  3. My why is my kids; to give them a life full of cherished memories, value and purpose. Unfortunately, money – or lack thereof – forces you to make decisions against your core values.

    I know that my current job won’t get me to financial freedom – it barely pays my bills. While I build my business asset on top of my job, my goal with this course is to tighten my budget to reduce the consistent need to use my credit card to make up for my income deficit. I need to gain self-control, practice delayed gratification and live within my means, as I work towards my why.

  4. I’m tired of being in debt. I would love to pay off all my credit cards and be able to handle a life emergency without them. Also, save more for retirement. I would love to travel once retired.

  5. I need to learn how to say “no” to myself and to my kids when it comes to thoughtless shopping.

    I need to put the debit card away and use cash envelopes. I don’t pay attention as closely when I use the card. When using cash you see it actually disappear instead of false hope of thinking I have enough when I’m charging.

    I need to have more respect for my hard earned money. I work 6 days a week. If I Spend wisely I could eventually Go down to five days a week.

    I really need to look at my future, health and retirement. I’m healthy now but what if……

  6. I just want to feel responsible and less anxious about the future. I’ve come a long way since my 20’s as far as finances go but I sometimes I feel like it was just dumb luck and not on purpose. I want to be financially comfortable for my children’s future as well.

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