What People Really Think About Budgeting

Budgeting is all about freedom. It means you can put your money exactly where you want it. And it puts you in control of your goals.

That’s why a budget isn’t boring or restrictive. Because what’s boring about finding money you didn’t know you had?

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3 Images That Will Make Organizing Your Money Easy

Organizing your money doesn’t have to be a big ordeal! It can be simple and satisfying. All you need are ten minutes, your phone (or computer), and a giant piece of chocolate cake.

Okay, the cake isn’t strictly required, but we highly recommend it.

Here are three insider tips for creating an EveryDollar budget that would make a library look disorganized. Yeah, you’re that smart.

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How This Couple Is Living the Debt-Free Life

Jessie and Chris had a busy year in 2016.

They were newlyweds learning the ins and outs of marriage, and Jessie had just started a brand-new job. Those two changes alone are a lot to take on in a single year, but they also managed to pay off their debt, too!

“Right after we got married, we started talking about our future and how we wanted to be successful,” Jessie explained. “For the first time ever, we came together and said, ‘Okay, what’s our plan?’”

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9 Tips From EveryDollar Budgeters on How to Pay Off Debt This Year

You’re sitting down to make your monthly budget, and there it is: that big, ugly category called debt. You know the one. It takes up an annoying amount of space in your budget. And boy, do those payments add up!

Imagine what your budget would look like if you didn’t have debt. Think about how much you could give, save and spend.

It may sound too good to be true, but tons of people are paying off their debt and taking control of their paychecks. And you could be next!

We asked some of our EveryDollar budgeters for their tips to paying off debt, and we couldn't have said it better ourselves! Here’s what they had to say:

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