Budgeting

Budgeting can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be! Below you can find articles, tools, and videos about how to budget.

By clicking on the title or image, you'll be redirected to the external resource on a separate tab. All of these resources are not domestic abuse specific, but rather intended for learning about general financial wellbeing.

All Your Worth

Elizabeth Warren
~300 pages
Book

Approaches to budgeting, what percentage of your income should be allocated to needs, wants, and savings, etc. The authors lay out the approach to getting control of your money by using more than 20 years of research. You can purchase on Amazon or borrow it from your local library

Budgeting 101: How to Budget Money

Nerd Wallet
10 minute read + 5 minute calculation
Website

Budgeting 101 - Great for if you don't have time to read a 300 page book. Includes a preliminary calculator to see how much you need to save per month

Mint

Intuit
App

Mint is an app/website that allows users to track bank, credit card, investment, and loan balances and transactions. You can use this to create a budget within the app, as well as set financial goals. Reach your goals with personalized insights, custom budgets, spend tracking, and subscription monitoring—all for free.

How to Make a Personal Budget in 6 Easy Steps

The Balance
10 minute read + time to implement
Article

Step by step instructions on how to create your budget

How much should you spend on a car?

Money Under 30
10 minute read
Article

Goes through the basics of calculating how much you should spend on a car and how to budget for it

How to Save for a Car

Nerd Wallet
10 minute read
Article

Details specifics of how to save up for a car, including calculating for the down payment and tips for how to reach the downpayment amount

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