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 Found an Extra $400 in One Month

How This Couple Found an Extra $400 in One Month

Within their first month of budgeting with EveryDollar, Scott and Joanna F. found an extra $400 to put toward their emergency fund. What they found in money, they lost in stress.

“When EveryDollar came out, we were really trying to finish up our emergency fund—and it just felt like it was taking so much longer than we wanted.” Joanna says. “I think the visual nature of EveryDollar is what really helped us, because we could see the numbers better.”

Little did they know, they were about to unlock a world of freedom with a better budget!

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How This Busy Family Stays Focused on Paying Off Debt

How This Busy Family Stays Focused on Paying Off Debt

Keeping up with your budget can be a challenge when you’re a busy family. Just ask Jimmy C. and his wife, who live in South Carolina. With two boys and a hectic schedule, they struggled to keep up with their money. In fact, they’d gotten off track with their spending, too.

Then Jimmy found EveryDollar.

“I looked at a couple of other budget tracking apps, but I didn’t find anything like what I wanted. When it [EveryDollar] finally came out, I got it pretty quick,” Jimmy said.

And it was exactly what the couple needed to get back on track. With the app on their phones, they could keep up with their money in real time.

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No More Spreadsheets: How This Couple Found a Compromise With Budgeting

No More Spreadsheets: How This Couple Found a Compromise With Budgeting

Like many couples, Michael T. and his wife Lisa were on different pages about money. For one thing, they struggled with how to best keep track of their income.

I had a complicated Excel spreadsheet that I would try to show her and get her to use and follow. And this was before we were married, when we had separate bank accounts. My spreadsheet was formatted in such a way that only made sense to me. For somebody who’s not a budgeting nerd, it was hard for her to follow.”

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