How This Couple Worked on Their Communication to Pay Off $35K

How This Couple Worked on Their Communication to Pay Off $35K

Money conversations can often drive a wedge between couples. There’s usually a nerd who is nearly as dedicated to the numbers as they are to their spouse. And then there’s a free spirit who gets chills down their spine if they even hear the word “budget.”

But Hailey and Isaiah found that the couple who budgets together, sticks together.

“Besides us getting out of debt, the best thing that has come out of this is the communication skills and growth,” Hailey said.

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Real Budgeter Stories: Why I Quit Using Spreadsheets

Real Budgeter Stories: Why I Quit Using Spreadsheets

If you’ve ever budgeted with a spreadsheet, you know how time-consuming and complicated it can be. You have to create everything from scratch, use complex formulas, and keep a stack of receipts around so you can update the budget whenever you get a moment to yourself.

Like that’s going to happen any time soon!

Thankfully, you can kiss those spreadsheets goodbye. EveryDollar does the heavy lifting for you, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the money you’re saving.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out what these budgeters said when we asked them why they prefer EveryDollar over those complicated spreadsheets.

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How One Teacher Found $400 a Month to Pay Down Debt

How One Teacher Found $400 a Month to Pay Down Debt

When Katie B. from Zanesville, Ohio, left the corporate world for a new career as a high school business teacher, she knew the 50% drop in her pay would require some financial adjustments.

Having followed in her dad’s footsteps to a career in business, Katie found the work took too much time away from her family. In an effort to reclaim her schedule while still pursuing her passion for business, she decided to teach instead.

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How This Family Saved $600 a Month in Groceries

How This Family Saved $600 a Month in Groceries

Jessica I. from Seattle was able to trim $600 from her budget each month using EveryDollar—and it was all coming from groceries!

“We spent so much on groceries without even realizing it. So when we first started with EveryDollar, I plugged in what we had spent on everything the previous month to see how much we actually spent on groceries. We were spending $600 more than we do now! All because we got on a plan and became more intentional.”

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how a family found an extra $700 in their budget

How This Family Found An Extra $700 a Month

Making an EveryDollar budget helps Jody S. and her husband, Stephen, breathe easier. Like, $700-a-month easier.

That’s how much money they figured out they were overspending when they signed up in January and saw the numbers.

“We didn’t realize how much we spent on eating out and grocery trips,” Jody says. She adds they would spend $100 a month on little trips to Target and Walmart.

“We weren’t telling our money where to go, so we were just spending it! I remember looking back, saying ‘What did we buy this month? Where did it all go? We have no money!’” she says.

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