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Budgeting in Real Life

via LinkedIn Learning


Create a budget that meets you where you are. Learn how to budget based on your values, set achievable goals, balance spending and saving, and more.


  • How to create a budget
1. Get Clarity on Why You Budget
  • Use your core values
  • Set excellent goals
  • Pick your system and set up your budget
2. The Urge to Splurge
  • Balance spending and saving to excel
  • How to make fun part of your budget
3. When No Month Is Normal
  • How non-monthly expenses throw off your budget
  • Using non-monthly savings to monthletize expenses
4. But I Can't Change
  • Money beliefs and their power
  • Changing your money beliefs
5. Control Your Environment
  • What your environment looks like
  • How to control your environment
6. There Isn't Enough to Go Around
  • Find the problem
  • Move your boulders and pebbles
  • What if income is the problem?
7. My Income Is Inconsistent
  • Common pitfalls for those with inconsistent income
  • Cover your monthly minimum
  • Make progress on goals by percentage
  • A good budget is set for success

Taught by

Natalie Taylor and Madecraft


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