Where do I even start with budgeting?? | Q&A Tuesday

Happy summer, Freebs! As you can imagine, I get hundreds of comments, messages, and emails asking me for personal financial advice. Many of the questions are amazing, and many of them are the same! Since I can't physically answer each one personally, I've decided to start a new summer series called “Q&A Tuesday”. Each Tuesday I'll choose a finance question from my blog, YouTube, or social media, and answer it live on Facebook. Be sure to tune in live so you can ask additional questions and leave comments as well! But for anyone who misses the live broadcast, I will then post the video to YouTube sometime that week so you can catch it that way.

Sounds fun, right??

Last week was the first week, and the question was amazing! I wanted to post it here on the blog so you can easily refer back to it, and also ask any additional questions below so I can continue to help. Let's get on with the good stuff, shall we??

Question #1: Where do I even start budgeting?

Watch the video online or click and watch below:

Hopefully this helps anyone who is looking for a good budgeting starting point!

For more helpful tips check out the following posts:

How to stay motivated & motivate your spouseHow to stay motivated (...and motivate your spouse!) | FunCheapOrFree.com

The 70% rule – GREAT way to get started with budgeting: 

The "70% rule", how much to budget for spending, saving, and investing...SO DARN SIMPLE! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Check out the Beginner's Guide HERE

For even more help check out my Secret Sauce online budgeting program, Budget Boot Camp! Super fun video program that makes money easy to understand. All you need is a screen and you're set!

And don't forget, if you don't save at LEAST what you paid for the program, I'll refund every dime. You've got nothing to lose! Use the code FCFBLOG to get an extra 10% off, because I love you 😉
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Hope to see you all next Tuesday!



  1. AvatarAmy Ellison says

    You always have great information! You have made me really motivated! I am getting married this year and both my fiancé and I have not been the best with budgeting in the past. But I’m excited to share this with him and start budgeting together!

  2. AvatarBre says

    Just paid off one of four student loans AND a credit card this month…next smallest bill is medical debt with 0% interest. Pay that off or move onto the next smallest with a much higher interest rate? I’m stuck!

  3. AvatarTina says

    We have tried different budgeting techniques month after month and either just can’t be sold on one we both like, or they just fail us completely, but yours is going 2 months strong! (Lol, hey, thats a record for us haha!) I have so many questions still though, and love learning about everyone else questions on your Tuesday Q&A’s, but would TOTALLY benefit from you of your programs! I’m new to this money-management thing, so thanks for sending all the help!

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