A lot of money has been moved around in our August family budget! We spent almost $8,000 from our August family budget. The crazy thing is that it doesn’t stress me out at all!
Starting a family budget doesn’t have to be restrictive! Look at it in a way that you are actually telling your money what to do rather than wondering where it went. Then not having enough to pay the bills… Stressful!
In this month’s family budget update, I am going to walk you through all the numbers that went in and out of our family’s bank account.
We share all the numbers in hopes of turning on some light bulbs to help you manage your family’s finances and set financial goals based off what you guys value most in life!
- Basics of Our Family Budget
- How to Start a Cash Envelope System for Beginners
- How to Meal Plan for Beginners
- Monthly Real Life Family Budget Updates (REAL NUMBERS)
- Save Hundreds This Month With a “No-Spend” Month
FREE Budgeting Starter Kit
In all of my budget updates, I share with you the exact numbers of our family finances Excel spreadsheet. This system is what we started using several years ago that helped us get out of $20,000 in debt!
You can get the same budgeting starter kit for FREE! It includes not only the excel starter kit (you can open it in Google Forms), but there is also a printable version!
You will be letting your finances down if don’t also go look at my post and video on How to Start a Budget that Won’t Fail! That article is where you will learn how to use the the budgeting starter kit and how to customize it to your family’s specific needs.
FREE Financial Planner Kit for Couples
This is the workbook and exact system that hubby and I use to do our long term planning. This is how we turn our dreams into reality!
I know that sounds cheesy but it is 100% true! If you don’t make a plan now to achieve what you really want in life, it won’t happen!
Where We Do Our Banking
I get asked all the time where we do our banking so I thought it would be useful to leave that info right here for ya.
There are no fees and no minimum balances! We even get a couple bucks a month from interest we earn on our own money. I have never had that happen before! Amazing!
I do however wish that there was a physical branch store near me. They have several fee free ATMs nearby that I can use. But I like the safety of a branch store when I go to withdraw cash. Hopefully they will expand to our area!
But other than that, I love how user friendly their website is. It makes it super easy to move our money around when managing our money between our savings and checking!
August 2018 Family Budget Update
See what happened to our budget last month.