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Good morning, consumers.
Benjamin Franklin said ‘Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship‘.
If Ben were around today, he’d likely be shocked at the number of small leaks we often overlook from recurring monthly charges on our credit cards or taken directly out of our bank accounts.
Whether you’re ready to plug those leaks or tackle bigger holes in your finances that risk sinking your future plans, today we’re sharing a boatload of budgeting tips and ideas to keep you afloat and put the wind back in your sails.
What do cannibals on a budget eat? 👇
We think you’ll enjoy this curated selection of articles from Wealthtender Financial Network partners.
📈 $500K in 5 Years
When she wasn’t sure where her money was going every month, this money hacking mama got to work creating a budget and setting goals. Five years later, she and her husband had grown their net worth by $500K. [Handful of Thoughts]
Are you among the 41% of Americans who follow a budget? Whether you are or aren’t, consider these important things a budget can do for you and the pros and cons of three types of budgeting tools. [Carreira Finance]
💰 Needs & Wants
If you’re new to budgeting, this simple budgeting approach might help you get started. Just remember these three numbers: 50, 30, 20. [Dollar Financials]
📝 5 Steps to Less Stress
Does creating a budget feel like punishment? What if your budget actually reduced your stress and helped you enjoy your money more? [The Ambitious Dollar]
💩 My ‘Oh, sh*t!’ Account
If creating a traditional budget isn’t your thing, should you set up these two accounts instead? [Financial Bliss Coach]
💑 Spending Spouses
It’s rare for two people to walk into a relationship and be 100% on the same page as it relates to managing finances. These 7 strategies can help. [Money in Matrimony]
🩹 Make It Stick
Creating your budget may feel easy, but living within it, not so much. Here are 10 simple tricks to help you stick to your budget, even when it’s a struggle. [Celebrating Financial Freedom]
🎄 Jingle Budget
If your credit card hangover from Christmas tends to trump your morning after headache on New Year’s Day, make 2020 the year your holiday sticker shock becomes just a memory. [Money for the Mamas]
🧯 Financial Dumpster Fire
If your finances are dire and feel like a dumpster fire, don’t despair, this blogger’s been there. Learn her tips to extinguish the blaze and get back on track. [Started at 50]
Listen to This
Recent podcast episodes from Wealthtender Financial Network partners you should listen to next.
🚀 Need a Lift?
When life gives you lemons, your lemonade comes in the form of cash when you’re a member of the community discussed in this podcast episode. And don’t miss Bobbi’s discussion that follows on the importance of having a budget in the current environment. [Centsable Chat]
Who we’re following
Social media accounts we think you might want to follow, too.
@iheartbudgets on Instagram.
Why? This self-proclaimed budget nerd quit his job and sold everything to travel the country with his family in an RV. He keeps his followers motivated on their path to financial freedom by encouraging small steps and habits to improve their financial well-being while still enjoying life.
The Brightest Stars
Each week we showcase a member of our network who has earned a 5-star review on Wealthtender.
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Disclaimer: The information in this article is not intended to encourage any lifestyle changes without careful consideration and consultation with a qualified professional. This article is for reference purposes only, is generic in nature, is not intended as individual advice and is not financial or legal advice.