4 Real Budgeters Share How Their Lives Have Changed

4 Real Budgeters Share How Their Lives Have Changed

Inflate some balloons, cue up the noisemakers, roll out the crepe paper streamers . . . EveryDollar is turning 2!

In honor of EveryDollar’s second birthday, we’re throwing a party right here, and you’re invited. Here’s what we want our party guests to do: Take a few minutes to recognize how much your own life has changed for the better since you took control of your money with a budget. It makes us giddy to know you’re intentional about making a plan, sticking to it, and reaching your dreams!

Then, check out some of our favorite money wins that EveryDollar budgeters have shared with us over the past two years. See if you recognize any of their success stories in your own life! If you’re not where you want to be yet, keep pushing forward until you reach your own awesome goals. You can do it!

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How Budgeting Is Helping One Man Save $40,000 This Year

How Budgeting Is Helping One Man Save $40,000 This Year

“I didn’t know what budgeting was. I never learned about money growing up. I didn’t even know how to read a bank statement.”

That’s where his story began.

Fast-forward to today. Now Chris not only knows how to budget his money (and, yes, read a bank statement), but he’s also kind of a budgeting ninja.

“I saved $30,000,” Chris said. The most impressive part? It only took him one year! And now he’s setting out to break his own record.

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How This Couple Is Living the Debt-Free Life

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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4 Real Couples Share How a Budget Changed Their Lives

4 Real Couples Share How a Budget Changed Their Lives

It’s time to celebrate your successes!

Think of all you accomplished in 2016 and the people you accomplished those things with. Don’t focus on anything you didn’t get done. Look at the positive strides you made that you can be proud of. It’s important to stop and give yourself some credit for what you’ve done well!

This coming year, you’re going to accomplish even more amazing goals and share even more amazing memories with the people you love. But before you start making big plans, we wanted to give you a little inspiration to help you stay in the zone.

Here are four of our favorite money wins from EveryDollar budgeters!

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