7-Day Budget Challenge: Day 1

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Hay, haaay, Freebs! Welcome to day one of our 7-Day Budget Challenge! Are you ready to get to work?

Today we're going to show you how to uncover some hidden treasure. We're not talking about a pot of gold, but we are talking about money that could be sitting in your bank account instead of going down the drain.


CHECK THE SUBSCRIPTIONS IN YOUR PHONE

But why are we doing this and how is it related to your budget? Because these charges are SNEAKY with a capital S. Often times we sign up for free trials, pay for apps, or enter into subscriptions without even realizing it.Β (Hint: Your kids do it on accident, too!) So, let's take a few minutes to see what hidden charges might be occurring and put that money back in your wallet.

Grab your phone and let's check those settings! Here's how to do it:

  • iPhone Users – Go to settings, then tap on your name and Apple ID (it's up at the top). Next, tap on “Subscriptions” to see a list of all your past and active subscriptions. See one you don't really need? Tap it to cancel!
  • Android Users – Open the Google Play Store app on your device, then tap the menu button (look for the three horizontal lines in the top left), then tap “Subscriptions.” You will then see a list of all your subscriptions, and you can tap on any you'd like to cancel.

Nothing there? Good for you! Go check your bank account and your credit card statements while you’re at it. We bet there's at least one subscription or recurring charge you forgot about. Can you cancel it? Every extra dollar adds up!

Want a little help? Check out the Truebill app. They can show you exactly where your money is going each month, help you cancel any subscriptions you don't need, and negotiate lower monthly rates on the subscriptions you don't want to keep.


USE YOUR BUDGET PLANNER TO MAKE THIS EASIER!

Using the weekly spending portion of the Budget Planner (exclusive challenge discount code below!) regularly will help you catch these subscriptions! It's common to not pay attention to every single charge to your cards or bank accounts, so keeping those pages up to date will help you notice trends in your spending habits and catch those wallet reducers. You're welcome. πŸ˜‰


Ready, set, GO! You've got this!

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Make sure you haven't missed a day of the challenge! Check out our challenge welcome page where you'll find a freebie that you don't wanna miss! πŸ˜‰ #WhatTheBudget


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Here we go!

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