Posts filed under: Budgeting

Creating a budget can be difficult. But why is it even more difficult to stick to a budget? A few years ago, I was in the same boat most other people are in. Budgeting was difficult. I felt like I was overspending on a lot of different things. I would research different tips and tricks......
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Ugh. Budgets. Creating one can be difficult. Sticking to one can be even more difficult. But what sticking to a budget didn’t have to be so difficult? What if you could create a budget that works specifically for you, and then stick with it almost effortlessly? Launching February 25th, 2019! I’m SUPER excited to announce......
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I love a good inspirational quote. There is just something about them that can motivate you. Quotes that you can apply to budgeting are no different! Some of the greatest minds in history gave their thoughts on money. We have the privilege of being able to learn from their thoughts and apply it to our own budgets. But being motivated and inspired to take action is only half of the equation. Action is the key to moving forward. You can be motivated all you want to make changes, but if you don’t take any action, you’ll stay where you are now. Sometimes we want...
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This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclaimer for more info. There are many different budgeting methods out there floating around in the ocean of information that we call the internet. Some are simple and some are complicated. A lot of them don’t work. This makes it hard to find a method that will......
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Last week I just released a new logo for my blog, Atypical Finance. I’ve been super excited to share it with everyone and I’m glad it’s finally out in the wild. So why did I feel like it needed a facelift? In short, Atypical Finance has changed so much over the course of the past......
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How often do you look at your budget? I’m not just talking about looking at it with your eyes only, but really looking at it. My wife and I recently bought a new house, and because of that, I’ve had to pay a lot closer attention to my budget than I have been as of late.......
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When you are trying to get your financial life in order, it is very easy to start pinching pennies. It’s easy to become cheap. It’s way too easy to overcompensate and not spending any money in order to try and control your money. But as I’ve written before, balance is key. If you go from spending money......
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Have you ever been in a job and felt trapped? Maybe you felt like you were stuck there because you didn’t think there was anything better out there. Maybe you didn’t think you were good enough for a new position. Feelings of bitterness and hopelessness quickly follow those types of feelings. I was stuck in......
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Budget burnout is a very real thing. You get the motivation to make some changes, make some progress for a few months, and then burn out from the effort you’re putting in. After a few months, you feel like spending money and don’t feel like doing anything to track or take care of your finances. What’s worse......
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Budgeting on a variable income can be a beast. There isn’t any normalcy. You aren’t sure if you’re going to make enough money this week to pay your bills. Things can feel really uncomfortable trying to budget when you’re not bringing home the same amount every paycheck. You may have even given up on budgeting because it seems too difficult.  If you’re not getting paid the same amount of money regardless of how many hours you work, I’ve got some hope for you....
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