Budget How-To: The Blow Fund

This week we covered a sinking fund. Basically, it’ just a section of the budget for setting aside a certain amount of money per month in preparation for a predictable expense. A couple examples we used were anything from Christmas savings to saving for a house or car. Today, we’re going to look at aContinue reading “Budget How-To: The Blow Fund”

Budget How-To: Sinking Fund

Today we start a new series! We’ll be covering different categories of a budget to give you practical knowledge for starting or improving your own budget. A budget is the building block of good finance. That is what will help you track your money and hit your financial goals. The Sinking Fund This is aContinue reading “Budget How-To: Sinking Fund”

What You Need to Know about the Payroll Tax Holiday

Payroll tax: That’s what your employer withholds from your every paycheck to send to the government. If it weren’t for your employer withholding this, you would have to shell out your entire tax payment come April 15th. Needless to say, payroll tax withholding is nice because it takes the confusion out of paying taxes (ok,Continue reading “What You Need to Know about the Payroll Tax Holiday”

3 Great Apps to Help You Budget TODAY

This post contains affiliate links. Happy Tuesday! Budgeting is such a simple part of mastering our finances, we have to visit it a lot. I’ve written on this topic in several other blog posts. And I dedicated an entire chapter to budgeting in my book Graduated and Clueless (which happens to be a free ebookContinue reading “3 Great Apps to Help You Budget TODAY”

Four Ways a Budget Will Make Your Life More Fulfilling

“Do you have a budget?” I asked. My friend smiled slightly and answered, “Kinda…I mean, I pay my bills every month so I use that as a way for me to see where my money is going at least.” I suspect this is the way many people answer this question. But this isn’t budgeting. BudgetingContinue reading “Four Ways a Budget Will Make Your Life More Fulfilling”