Welcome to Goodbudget 201: Budget with a Why

Week 1 | GB 201: Budget With a Why

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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.


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

  1. For me, budgeting is a tool to help me make sure I’m where I want to be. With 4 sons who are involved in multiple activities, it is a busy time of life for my wife and me. I like to use the budget to make sure we know where are money is going and to make sure we are allocating our funds according to what is most important to us. I want to be able to look at the budget on a monthly basis or yearly basis and evaluate what we could be doing better and then make changes based off of our goals. Ultimately, I want to use the budget for how we want to live in retirement. I want to get to retirement and accurately project how much money we will need to live off of when we arrive at that point.

  2. On my (our) money journey I’d like us to be moving toward financial freedom to choose when my husband retires. We are in the thick of things currently, paying on 4 children’s student loans while simultaneously trying to put some away for the future.

  3. We want to pay off debt and save a down payment for a nicer home. We may decide to stay in our current home and renovate. Either way, we want to have enough cash to improve our living situation. Plus, the stress of debt is really weighing on me.

  4. I would like to pay down my credit card, save for a trip and save a little money as well. My goal is to get my unnecessary spending under control.

  5. Looking to build a better foundation of savings while working towards being completely debt-free. I want my money to take me towards financial freedom that comes without the worry and stress of being in debt.

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