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Budgeting is the foundation of managing your money well.

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"9 Ways to Take Your Budget to the Next Level" Course

Take your budget to the next level with this email course. You’ll get 9 tips to level up your budget and clear next steps to take so you can take action today!

Where should I send the course?

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Practical and impactful articles for managing your money intentionally and in a way that will work for you.

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Articles to help you get motivated, stay motivated, and reach your goals faster than ever.

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I’ll guide you personally in creating a budget that works for you and the life of your dreams. 

The Atypical Finance Tree

Budgeting is the root of your financial tree. If the roots are strong, your tree will grow strong and big.

Budget well, and you’ll know how much you can spend, save, invest, give, and put toward debt. Budget well, and you can expand into every other part of finance.

The Atypical Finance Tree

Let me personally guide you on how to build your budget and strengthen your roots.

After we’re done, you’ll have a budget that reflects who you are, is easy to maintain, and will skyrocket you toward your life goals.

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Latest Blog Posts

If You Enjoy Getting a Tax Refund, Try This Easy 6 Step Method Instead

What would you do for a little breathing room in your budget?How would you like a little (or a lot) more money each month to put toward whatever you needed?What about having more money for saving, spending, debt, eventual retirement, groceries, or literally anything you need to put it toward? Try these 6 easy steps to use your tax refund to get more money on your paycheck.

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Family Money School Review

Family Money School Review

I remember when my oldest daughter, now nine, was about five years old. She enjoyed dumping all the money out of her piggy bank just so she could count it.All. The. Time.Naturally, this led to many instances of missing money that finds its way under beds and buried under toys in her room. Oh, the heartbreak.As a father, it’s my job to teach my girls how to be responsible with their money while also giving them enough freedom to make mistakes and find their way.While I know they won’t be perfect, I want to know that I’ve given them all the tools they need to succeed with money.That’s why I’m excited to tell you about a new course, created by Matt at Method to Your Money.It’s called Family Money School.

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35 Life and Money Lessons I’ve Learned in 35 Years of Life

On April 3rd I will be at the ripe age of 35 years old. Time. Flies. And that’s not all that is making me feel like time is flying. I started dating my wife just over 17 years ago—that’s just under half my life! My daughters are nine and six years old. My dad passed away 23 and a half years ago. This blog is three and a half years old. I’ve known my best friend for 30 years. Life has been a wild ride to say the least.  I’ve been through plenty of ups—marriage, kids, Disney trips, etc.—as well

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3 Big Reasons Why You Can't Stick to a Budget

3 Big Reasons Why You Can’t Stick to a Budget

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 for how to manage my money better. Nothing seemed to work. My debt kept climbing and my savings kept dropping. What’s worse is that not only was I making decent money, but I was putting in honest and real effort to better my financial life.

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Launching February 25th: How Exactly to stick to your budget

Launching February 25th! How EXACTLY to Stick with Your Budget (and do it with Ease)

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 that I’ll be releasing my first course on February 25th, 2019! In the course, I will show you exactly how to create your own budget, or mold the current budget you’re using, into something that you’ll be able to stick with long-term. By the end

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Here are 9 budgeting quotes and how to take action on each of them within your own life.

9 Inspiring Budgeting Quotes (and How You Can Use Them to Take Action NOW)

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 to take action when we’re motivated but we don’t know exactly how to take action. I can help out with that!

Here are nine personal finance quotes and how you can take action on them now.

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"9 Ways to Take Your Budget to the Next Level" Course

Take your budget to the next level with this email course. You’ll get 9 tips to level up your budget and clear next steps to take so you can take action today!

Where should I send the course?