7 Ways to Kick-Start Your Faltering Budget

Several months ago, I kissed budgeting goodbye. It was a strange move for a guy who wrote a book called The Secret to a Successful Budget. When I talked about why I kissed budgeting goodbye, I mentioned that once we left Papua New Guinea we planned to get back into the habit of budgeting.  Interestingly, that hasn't been as simple as we had imagined.  We've tasted of the forbidden fruit of … [Read more...]

How To Make Your First Budget

Special Limited Time Offer: Get The Secret to a Successful Budget for 50% off.  Valid through January 31st, 2012. Learning how to make a budget it an important skill.  That is why this blog talks a lot about budgeting: You Might Need a Budget if 20 Reasons to Start a Budget A popular myth is that you can get financially fit even if you don't make a budget.  They say don’t work hard.  … [Read more...]

Recommended Budget Percentages With Budget Categories

Determining the right budget categories and budget percentages is not a difficult task. One of the greatest budgeting fears is that you might get it wrong.  You fear that your allocation for groceries won’t actually allow you to make it through the month.  Unfortunately, this fear is one that can only be resolved by creating and experimenting with a budget. Another reason folks do not … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Save Time on Your Budget

Budgeting can be a difficult burden.  When we find it hard to budget, our solution is often to discontinue budgeting.  Instead, however, I suggest we make attempts to find a simpler budget instead of vowing never to budget again.  I know about budget burnout because over the last several months my family has been in transition.   Typically budgeting is easy for us, but without our regular routine … [Read more...]