Ever wondered how to create a budget that will actually work (because yours, well, isn’t exactly lining up? Or, how to budget with another person, specifically when you don’t see eye to eye? Or, “what should I include in my monthly budget?”

On this page, you’ll find all things budgets, including budget advice, budgeting apps, as well as how to grow your budget’s spending power to actually buy the things and experiences that you want out of  life (instead of just barely covering the grocery bill).

Popular Budget Articles:

25 Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget

Budget Advice: Don’t start your budget without reading this (and WOW can you learn a lot about tweaking your budget if you’ve already started).

Holiday Budgeting: These tips will make your next holiday season WAY less stressful.

Moms on a Budget? How to make room in your budget for what you actually want.


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Couple’s Budget Apps - What is the Best App for Budgeting Money Together?

Having trouble juggling money with your spouse or partner? There’s an app (or, rather, a couple’s budget app) for that. Seriously! One of the biggest (if not, THE biggest) problems couples face when trying to manage their money is keeping…
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Budget Advice (that doesn't suck)

Take my budget advice, gained from setting, maintaining, and tweaking budgets for two decades now. You'll be surprised at how much this budget advice can help! For most people, budgets are a drag. They represent limits, and "adulting". The…

4 Big Money Mistakes Most People Make Calculating Monthly Expenses

  This is a guest post from Dr. Tony Pennells. Dr. Tony is the co-founder of MindShift.money and the best-selling author of three books on personal and business finances. Having achieved Financial Freedom at 27, Dr. Tony believes…
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How to Take Some of the Sting Out of Really Expensive, But Necessary Purchases

My husband and I had an unfortunate home expense over the summer that we knew was going to be rather expensive. Our home has two floors, and each has its own Central A/C plus furnace. About five years ago we updated the central A/C and furnace…
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Our Experience with Cloth Diapering + Reusable Wipes

Cloth diaper tips based off of our experience with using cloth diapers for the first year of our baby's life. Includes cost savings numbers! FYI: this blog post is dripping with cute baby photos. I knew in the very beginning of getting…
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We Fought a Medical Bill...and Won (Kinda)?

Medical bills are no joke! Let me share with you our own experience of how to dispute a hospital bill + negotiating medical bills, and why you need to be doing this. When I ran across an article from my May Money magazine (my reading list…