5 Ways Ramsey+ Helps You Budget Better
EveryDollar's a fantastic budgeting tool. But if you want to crush those money goals even quicker, you should give Ramsey+ a free test-drive. You’re probably asking yourself: What is Ramsey+, and—more importantly—how does it help me become a better budgeter?
That’s exactly the question we’re ready to answer, right here, right now.
What Is Ramsey+?
Ramsey+ is the money plan for real life. It’s an all-access membership to our bestselling money products. You get all the teaching and all the tools you need to take control of your money for good.
Let’s dive in to see five ways a Ramsey+ membership will help you budget your absolute best.
1. Get all the EveryDollar premium features.
With your Ramsey+ membership, you get the premium version of EveryDollar (once called EveryDollar Plus). What’s so “premium” about it? This:
- Sync with your bank so your transactions stream right in. This helps you track your transactions quickly and accurately. Every time.
- View all your accounts in one place inside your budget.
- Get custom reports on your spending and income. (More on that later.)
2. Watch budgeting lessons for your stage of life.
When you’re building your budget, it’s not a one-size-fits-all sort of situation. That’s why we made Budgeting That Actually Works. You’ll learn how to budget no matter your money goals, relationship status or income.
You know you should budget at every stage of life. But maybe you don’t know exactly how. Well, after watching these lessons, you won’t have any more excuses. And without those excuses holding you back, you’ll be ready to budget like nobody’s business.
3. Learn the proven money plan.
So, if you want to do the right things with your money, you need to know the proven money plan. It’s called the 7 Baby Steps, and all of Ramsey+ is built on these principles. The Baby Steps walk you from saving up $1,000 for a starter emergency fund to paying off your debt—all the way to living and giving like no one else. And when you work the plan, the plan works. Period.
But let’s be honest: Just hearing the steps (or looking at this handy chart) is helpful. But Ramsey+ does more than tell you the steps. It teaches you how to put them into action with unlimited streaming of our online money courses, including Financial Peace University, Smart Money Smart Kids, Legacy Journey and the brand-new Budgeting That Actually Works.
Financial Peace University has already helped almost 6 million people do exactly what you want to do: manage money the best way possible. In the first 90 days, the average household pays off $5,300 in debt and saves up $2,700 for emergencies. Look at those numbers and imagine how much momentum you’d have in your budget to knock down your own money goals. And that’s just one of the courses you get in Ramsey+.
4. Track and attack your money goals.
Once you learn all about how to follow the Baby Steps, wouldn’t it be nice to have an app right on your phone that could help you track your progress through each Baby Step along the way?
Oh, there is. It’s appropriately called the BabySteps app, and it’s an exclusive perk for Ramsey+ members. Full of custom content for the Baby Step you’re on and motivation to crush it hardcore, the BabySteps app helps you stay on target and on fire through your whole money journey.
5. Get custom budgeting reports.
Budget reports were one of the biggest requests we kept getting from EveryDollar budgeters. Now they’re here! As a Ramsey+ member, you can use the Insights page on the desktop version of your account to see an overview on different areas of your income and spending. At a glance, you’ll see how your money habits line up with your money goals.
Here are some of the reports you’ll have access to:
Spending Totals: Check in on your total spending. If you need to, make changes to your budget to get your spending—and your goals—back on track.
Spending Breakdown: A budgeter favorite, this section makes it clear where your money’s going. Dig into categories that seem too high and find ways to spend less so you can save more!
Monthly Income: Irregular income? No problem. Once you’ve budgeted for a while, you’ll see your high and low months in one spot. Plus, this chart will help you see how those side hustles are stacking up month over month.
We won’t deny it: Budgeting can be hard. But it’s a heck of a lot easier when you’ve got the tools and teachings you need. Ramsey+ empowers you to learn, budget and track your way to total control of your money—one Baby Step at a time.
You can do this. You really can. You just have to start. And guess what? Right now, you can start for free! Get your free trial to Ramsey+ and start budgeting your absolute best.