Wow it’s amazing how fast 2020 is going by already! I know, I shouldn’t say that. This March 2020 Family Budget Update is covering all the basis of changes we’ve made in the past few months. I plan to do these budget updates quarterly now, to allow room for other great content!
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!
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!
March 2020 Family Budget Update
Dah-dah-dah-daaaaah!! Her ya go! All the real numbers from our bank account. I will warn you… if you watch this video you will see tears! It’s real life people!
You have big dreams for your family, but that’s all you believe them to be. Dreams… You keep wondering how to afford your dream life.
You wish for a life without having to worry if you have enough money to pay the bills. You fill stuck with no hope of a brighter future.
What would it be like to live without the weight of your debt on your shoulders? What would your life be like if you could own your own home? What would you be willing to do in order to live out adventures as you travel with your family?
But your stuck thinking, “I won’t ever have a life like that.”
To that I say, WHY NOT?
You have big dreams for your family and today I am going to show you how to turn those dreams into goals and those goals into a goal based budget. You need a financial action plan to get you to your dreams and I am going to show you what needs to be done!
Today I am sharing our 15 minute budget routine. I’m going to walk you through what our bi-weekly budget routine actually looks like. I’m also going to show you what it looks like when I am paying all our bills and making sure there is cash in the bank!
If you need help making your budgeting process a real routine then you’re going to LOVE this!
Today we are sharing our 2020 financial goals! We like to set goals each year so that we can make a plan from those goals, and achieve them! It’s so important to base your plans and budget off of your goals to keep you motivated.
If you’re not working towards a goal, it’s really easy to get off track. Plus, it’s fun to DREAM and watch those dreams come true, am I right?
Holy cow is your brain spinning from trying to figure out which budgeting tools you need to get started with budgeting? There seems like there’s a million options and how do you know which ones will work for you?
Allow me to simplify this for you. In today’s post, I am sharing with you the only 3 tools our family successfully used to once and for all set and stick to a budget so we could stop stressing about money and start living a better life!
Today we are reviewing our finances from 2019 and sharing out budget wins and fails. It’s not always easy to look back at our finances, but I think it’s a really good exercise to help you stay on track and see where your strengths and weaknesses are.
I challenge YOU to look back at 2019 and make a list of your Wins and Fails before you set out your goals for 2020!
This how to stop shopping post is sponsored by my FREE Budgeting for Beginners Starter Kit
I hear you Pearls! “You’ve shown us how to start a budget and you’ve shown us how to save crazy amounts of money with meal planning. But can you please show us how to stop shopping for things we really don’t need? How do we stop the urge to shop?”
That’s exactly what I’m going to help you with today!
Have you ever been on vacation with your family and realized you went WAY over budget? Did you notice it was probably on a lot of little things adding up, that you hadn’t planned for? The thing is, you CAN save money on vacation before you even leave!
We have done this so many times I’ve lost count. I know the feeling well. Your trip was supposed to be relaxing and fun, but you came home feeling stressed because the finances are still following you.
Today I am sharing my best tips and reminders about the SURPRISING ways that you can save money and stress before you leave for your vacation!