Whether you’re married or not, combining your finances with a partner can be overwhelming and exciting. Here’s how to do it!
Category Archives: Budgeting
YNAB More Money Challenge – 2 Week Check-In and Savings Update
Two weeks into YNAB’s More Money Challenge, I’ve been surprised to learn that I was tempted to make small purchases more than Cassie.
A Financial Reset After the Expensive Holiday Months: YNAB’s 30-Day More Money Challenge
I’ve been an avid YNAB user for a few years now, but have never actually done their 30 Day More Money Challenge. After what seemed like constant spending over the holiday months I thought that now would be the perfect time to print out the workbook and try it out.
Here’s How I Save for Long-Term, Unexpected Expenses
Sinking funds are the magic sauce that makes your budget work.
3 Things Budgeting Taught Me About Time Management
When I started budgeting, I also started learning a new way to think about time management. Here are three lessons I learned.
Operation: Get a Grip on My 2021 Grocery Bill
By the end of September, we had already spent $1,400 more on groceries in 2021 than we had in the whole of 2019…and we still have 3 months to go in the year.
I Was Bad at Budgeting Until I Tried the Zero-Sum Budgeting Method. Here’s How It Works.
Zero-sum budgeting forces you to view money as the tool that it is and make decisions based on both your immediate needs and your priorities.
Reader Question: How Do You Start Budgeting with a Partner?
Budgeting together is different than budgeting alone. Here’s a flexible guide for what questions you’ll need to answer when you start budgeting with a partner.
Reader Question: How Do You Start Talking Finances with a Partner?
Having money conversations that take your individual pasts into context while focusing on your joint future can be incredibly rewarding and sustaining. It just takes a little planning and practice!
February 2020 Meal Plan — Month in Review
Find out what I ate this past month and how it impacted my budget. Get some ideas for your own meal plan!