The Busy Budgeter https://www.busybudgeter.com A balanced life for busy people! Tue, 17 Mar 2020 20:47:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 74099221 How to Plan For a Rainy Day Medical Fund. https://www.busybudgeter.com/how-to-plan-for-a-rainy-day-medical-fund/ https://www.busybudgeter.com/how-to-plan-for-a-rainy-day-medical-fund/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:28:46 +0000 https://www.busybudgeter.com/?p=94906 This is a guest post written by Kristina Schnack Kotlus from kristinakotlus.com as part of our home success series. Today’s success story talks about a significant issue in today's society. How can you prepare for an emergency medical diagnosis (like cancer) before you find yourself in that position? Kristina can help you figure out howContinue Reading

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Simple Budget Categories (For Every Budget) https://www.busybudgeter.com/simple-budget-categories/ https://www.busybudgeter.com/simple-budget-categories/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2020 18:38:24 +0000 https://www.busybudgeter.com/?p=94444 When you’re setting up your budget, everyone uses budget categories. By switching to simple budget categories though, you may increase your chances of actually sticking to that budget that you’re setting up.  This was the case for me and thousands like me, who have tried and failed to stick to a budget their whole lives.Continue Reading

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Home Organization: The Complete Guide. https://www.busybudgeter.com/home-organization-the-complete-guide/ https://www.busybudgeter.com/home-organization-the-complete-guide/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2020 21:24:06 +0000 https://www.busybudgeter.com/?p=93842 Most people think of baskets and bins when they think of home organization. But that’s the LAST STEP of organizing. If you don’t master the first foundational steps of organizing then you’re going to spend $200 on bins and storage and never actually get organized. We have to start from where you are. If youContinue Reading

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Easy Meals: The Complete Guide. https://www.busybudgeter.com/easy-meals-the-complete-guide/ https://www.busybudgeter.com/easy-meals-the-complete-guide/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2020 13:36:30 +0000 https://www.busybudgeter.com/?p=93438 Whether you’re cooking for a huge family or just yourself, you need to have a go-to list of easy meals that can be whipped up for dinner in any situation.    You can grab our giant list of cheap and easy meals that anyone can make here… The problem with that is that our definitionContinue Reading

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The Make Money For Vacation Challenge. https://www.busybudgeter.com/the-make-money-for-vacation-challenge/ https://www.busybudgeter.com/the-make-money-for-vacation-challenge/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:44:42 +0000 https://www.busybudgeter.com/?p=93398 I have a little challenge for you. One you’ll actually like. 🙂 Most people who are paying off debt don’t deviate from the plan and make money for vacation (which is a good call!).  But many of our readers end up taking trips anyway, even when they don’t plan them.  They’re not always expensive DisneyContinue Reading

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Ways To Make Extra Money: The Complete Guide. https://www.busybudgeter.com/ways-to-make-extra-money-the-complete-guide/ https://www.busybudgeter.com/ways-to-make-extra-money-the-complete-guide/#respond Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:02:37 +0000 https://www.busybudgeter.com/?p=93300 A simple way to boost your budget is to find ways to make extra money. Since most people find the idea of making extra money a lot harder than it actually is,  they never get started.  There’s also a false impression that you need to spend money to make money (which is untrue, we’ll tackleContinue Reading

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Girls Night In Ideas: $0 Make-Over Party and other Fun Party Ideas for Women https://www.busybudgeter.com/girls-night-in-ideas-makeover-party/ https://www.busybudgeter.com/girls-night-in-ideas-makeover-party/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:23:59 +0000 https://www.busybudgeter.com/?p=92964 Having a curated list of girls night in ideas will save you a FORTUNE over your lifetime. More importantly though, you’ll replace rather dull drinks, movies, and dinners with epic besties nights that you’ll laugh and talk about for years.  I’m all about saving money, but I’m not really a sacrifice girl. (After all, you onlyContinue Reading

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How I Stopped Worrying About Money. https://www.busybudgeter.com/how-i-stopped-worrying-about-money/ https://www.busybudgeter.com/how-i-stopped-worrying-about-money/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2019 19:36:57 +0000 https://www.busybudgeter.com/?p=92232 Do you find yourself constantly worrying about money?  Do you feel stressed and anxious just trying to figure out how to pay the bills, only to end up in a full-blown panic when anything extra comes up? In this guest post,  Tana Williams of Debt Free Forties outlines how she got her budget under control,Continue Reading

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Income Problem: What to Do When You Don’t Make Enough Money. https://www.busybudgeter.com/income-problem-what-to-do-when-you-dont-make-enough-money/ https://www.busybudgeter.com/income-problem-what-to-do-when-you-dont-make-enough-money/#comments Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:10:20 +0000 https://www.busybudgeter.com/?p=92095 When you have an income problem instead of a spending problem, traditional budgeting advice can drive you nuts.  “Just skip the Starbucks every day and you’ll be a millionaire!” Umm, yeah. Not helpful.  That’s why I asked Kara Fidd of Simplifying DIY Design to guest post today…  Because that was exactly Kara’s problem when IContinue Reading

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The Best Tips For A Frugal Christmas With Kids (Without The Mom Guilt). https://www.busybudgeter.com/the-best-tips-for-a-frugal-christmas-with-kids-without-the-mom-guilt/ https://www.busybudgeter.com/the-best-tips-for-a-frugal-christmas-with-kids-without-the-mom-guilt/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2019 23:08:47 +0000 https://www.busybudgeter.com/?p=91969 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Navy Federal Credit Union for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine. For many people, holidays can be the Achilles heel of budgeting.  It’s a special occasion, after all! It only comes once a year! Unfortunately, that very pressure to spend money on allContinue Reading

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