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FEEL your way to Debt FREEDOM

**FEEL your way to Debt FREEDOM**



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F.E.E.L. your way to debt freedom. It’s a four step process to get out of debt. In this video I outline the FEEL technique, and describe how you can use it to get (and keep) yourself on the path to being debt free.

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(sighing) – Hey, guys, it's Dana and
it's time to talk about money and in this video I wanted to talk about how to FEEL your way to debt freedom. (bell ringing) Now, actually in our family,
I am not the feelings person. I am more of the practical one and my husband is the
sensitive, feelings based, one in our relationship,
so kids always say, mommy is the mean one and
daddy is the nice one, sort of something along those lines. So, anyway, feelings. Getting in touch with your feelings. That is not something
that I'm fantastic at. However, this is not about
that kind of feeling, this is an acronym, FEEL is an acronym. I find at work everywhere I go, there are acronyms everywhere and sometimes I cannot stand them, because everything has been
shortened down into an acronym. However, I was listening to
the "Bigger Pockets" podcast which is one of the
podcasts that I listen to and they were talking about this acronym that they had come up with
and they were using it in regards to real estate investing and I think it's really
relevant to getting out of debt. I find that this acronym
helped with that as well, I think it's the exact
same thing you need to do to get out of debt, to pay off everything as fast as you can. All right, so I wanted to
share this acronym with you. FEEL, which is F, F stands for focus. In order to get out of debt,
you really need to focus on what it is you're doing on your goal, your why, why are you doing it? Just like anything you're
trying to accomplish, absolutely anything, if
you do not focus on it, it is not going to happen. You must focus on it, just
like when you were dating your spouse, most likely
when you were dating them, you were really focused on them and you were spending
all your time with them, your friends were probably yelling at you, hey, you never spend time with me anymore, that's 'cause you were
focused on that person and you ended up marrying them, right? And when you first have a baby, you're focused on your
newborn baby as you should be, so, things, in order to do well at things or to get them accomplished,
you need to focus on them, so, if you're trying to pay off debt, then you have to focus on it. Not obsess over it, but
focus on it as a goal, every single day, it's
something you have to have top of mind and whether
that means putting up some kind of board in your house, carrying a piece of paper
around in your wallet with you or just having conversations
everyday, listening to different podcasts
that relate to money, watching "Debt Free Dana" on YouTube, however it is, that you can,
you need to focus on it. Have it be something
you're thinking about. Correct? 'Cause otherwise you're
just gonna be like, yeah, whatever and it's
just gonna slip away and you're not gonna ever get there. So, the first is F for focus. Second is E and that is
for educate yourself. Educate yourself on best practices. Listen to others who have done it. Listen to people or read books
on how to get out of debt, what's the best plan,
something that has worked for millions and millions of people, you need to educate yourself
on how others have gotten to where you wanna get. Same thing with getting debt free. I followed Dave Ramsey's "Baby Steps" and that has worked for our family, it's worked for millions of others, but of course there are
other programs out there that you could follow, but just make sure that you are educating yourself on how others have done it. And I really like to listen to
a lot of different podcasts, I like to learn as much as I can and I try to read non-fiction books. I'm trying to learn from others
who have been successful. And who have done things that I wanna do. If I wanna be a black belt in karate, I have to train with a black belt. Someone who's gotten there, how have they done it,
I can't just read a book and suddenly become a
black belt in karate. Correct? So I need to learn from those who have done it, best practices. The third E is to execute. You have to execute on that plan. You have to follow the steps. If you don't, if you just
listen to a lot of podcasts, which I will raise my hand and say that for about a year, I was listening to the Dave Ramsey podcast, and we were not doing the steps. We just, we weren't doing it. We were not following
it and for some reason, it didn't even occur to me to follow it, I just was like, oh, this is entertaining, that's for other people,
and we didn't do it and then until one day, if
you see that video of mine out there one day, I realized, oh my gosh, we have, we have to do
this, this is for us. We have to actually do the steps. So, this is the same thing, if you know how to do something, because you've read the books, you've listened to
others, and you're like, oh, yeah, I know how to do that, but if you're not
actually doing it yourself then it's not going to happen. You have to execute it as prescribed, follow the steps as
you are being taught to and don't skip steps, don't
try to do it your own way, because your own way has not been working, otherwise you wouldn't be
looking for help elsewhere, correct? So, you need to execute on the steps. All right and then the very
last one is to learn, it's L, learn from your mistakes. Because you are going to make mistakes. Absolutely, you're gonna make mistakes. And when you make those mistakes, don't beat yourself up. Just try to learn from it
and then you can pivot, make certain shifts, try to change, try to correct things that you don't make that same mistake again. Obviously you don't want to continue to make the same mistake. You need to learn from that mistake and correct things that you can continue to move forward. And then just repeat,
repeat, repeat, repeat. Just continue to do, to do it. Just keep on the path and
I heard someone recently, doing their "Debt Free
Scream" Monday, Ramsey show, and they were saying that they believe that the key to getting out of debt, which I actually really agree with this, 'cause I would say the key is persistence. You have to continue to
keep your foot on that path, because I fully believe
the enemy is going to try to pull you off, drag
you off, push you off, and you have to try to stay on it, but they were saying it's
not necessarily persistence, but it is patience. Patience is the key, because
it is going to take time. Some amount of time and it's
very hard for many of us to have that patience
to stick with the plan, even when we fall down, get knocked off and we screw up, it's very
difficult to stay patient and to stick with it and
keep going, keep going, keep going 'til you reach the end goal. And eventually, you'll reach
it if you just don't give up and you have that patience for it. So, yes, patience is the key, right? Repeat, repeat, repeat,
keep following the steps and keep going, keep moving
forward towards your goal. All right, so that's the
FEEL acronym, like I said, I just really liked it, I
think that it's very relevant and I think that, that's
exactly how you get outta debt. That is the roadmap for debt freedom. If you can follow those
steps then you'll get there and then why do you wanna get out of debt? We wanna get out of debt so
that we don't have payments, so that all the money you're
earning, your income is yours to do what you want to do
with it, gives you choices, you can invest, you can save for whatever you wanna save for, you're not giving your hard
earned money to the bank or to someone else, so, owing
money definitely is a form of slavery and I just, it is
something within your spirit and so, I think when you get out of debt, it just gives you so many
more choices, options in life, freedom, literal freedom. So that is exactly why, so, all right. Hope that is helpful to you in some way. If it's your first time
here, be sure to subscribe, I'm here every single Tuesday,
talking all about money and we are a family of six,
living in the Philadelphia area and that's it, I'll talk
to you guys next week, bye.

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Paycheck Three Budget | July 2019 | Erin Condren & Planner Kate |

**Paycheck Three Budget | July 2019 | Erin Condren & Planner Kate |**



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Hey friends!

In today’s video, I am sharing our budget for the third paycheck of July 2019.

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hey guys welcome back to my channel today we are going to be planning out our budget for the third paycheck of July so in front of me I've got my Erin Condren deluxe monthly planner I've currently got it combined with my life planner but I think I'm gonna separate things out again which I'll be explaining all that here pretty soon probably in my next plan with me that you guys will see on Monday I'll kind of explain that a little bit more but I've got these two pages here so I'm going to set up our paycheck three budget over here and then our spending tracker over here very similar to how I've got it set up over here but obviously different cuz we're working with different numbers this week and this week in particular is a big week because I get my full time job paycheck I also get my paycheck from everything that I do for YouTube so we've got more going on this week for sure but let's go ahead and get started so I've got a whole bunch of stickers over here from planner Kate I've got some boxes which I'm not really sure actually what I'm gonna do with those but that's okay and then I've got some washi I've got some extra of the like basic boxes and labels I've got some stickers from Sarah Marie stickers I love her paycheck 3 and paycheck for sticker or well all her little paycheck stickers I've got a bunch of them and then I've got some thin washy I think I might use one of these little check marks and then I also have these like itty bitty piggy banks from planner Kate which is I 922 so we're gonna start out by putting down our washi at the top and I've just been kind of lining it up with the bottom of the hexagon I'll do that first and then I'll put paycheck 3 at the top I love Sarah's scrip stickers she's got a whole bunch of them and they were fantastic and I think her quality of stickers is right on par with with planner Kate stickers on like she did she's been doing a phenomenal job okay and then I'll go ahead and put some washi on this side as well and I think I'm gonna do this like flag looking one I have to cut it moves up over a little bit okay good my slicing tool I love being able to get a bunch of add-ons from Kate's like monthly kit which is part of the reason I've decided to use her stickers for my budgeting is I'm kind of a matchy-matchy person and I love that I can just get like a bunch of these little like add-ons and stuff and like washing sheets and kind of use my monthly kit along with all of her budgeting stickers and have everything like match I just really have been loving that so I'll do my spending tracker sticker right here okay and then I'll put my washi strip down for the spending tracker alright that takes care of that so I also need my income like budgets for stickers one second couldn't find them at first and I started panicking okay so we're gonna put down one of these little boxes and we'll use it to track our income and income is gonna include all of our paychecks our roll over all that stuff is included so so for our income we are expecting to have a total of let's see three thousand forty dollars and 25 cents and again that is not like a paycheck amount that is that is like money from YouTube my full time paycheck roll over all that stuff combined and this did not shut very well it's kind of skipping a little bit for some reason okay and then we will list out our bills so I think of bills as anything with a due date and the really nice part about putting in these bill do stickers into the monthly view is I can look at okay we're looking at you know the week of the 19th through the 25th so I can very very easily see that we've got one two three four bills that we're gonna be paying for this week right and see Great Lakes banner t-mobile HOA oh and I forgot to put ApS down here so we'll do a ps2 I need to make sure to put a bill do you sticker in there so we've got five bills that we're gonna be paying for out of paycheck three or week three so let's see here's one of these bills scrip stickers and I feel like this is a little bit crooked okay it's a little bit better I think nope still crooked this kind of stuff drives me nuts so I apologize but I have to fix it okay all right so the bills that we are going to be paying for and maybe I'll use a thing about using these little asterisks but maybe I won't that I think that's gonna look too crowded so I'll just list amount under here so we've got great leaks maybe I'll just do a little faster cut my own we've got banner life and then we have t-mobile and our HOA dues and then we've got ApS so again I think of bills as anything with a due date for Great Lakes we've got two 57:24 banner life is going to be twenty to twenty-two t-mobile is 120 HOA is 104 and ApS is going to be 170 for 52 okay and then we're gonna put our expenses down I've gotten a lot of inspiration for the look of this from Cindy Lila Troost um she's a fellow youtuber on here and I love her style it's very very like simple which I like I've been trying to go for like a very clean look when it comes to this particular page of my budget and I really like what she what she's been doing so I think I'm gonna try to do something similar okay so expenses expenses are like anything that I consider to be living expenses so we've got some cash that we're taking out so we got food which I'm going to put a little C next to because I know it's cash we have hair nails again put a little C next to that and we've got household we have our miscellaneous cash then I've got Maddy's Commission money we'll see and then we've got our grocery pick up pick up which is debit and our gasoline for our vehicles which is also debit and for food we're gonna do for 400 what am I thinking no no no 300 and again we're gonna try to spend as little of that as possible and see if we can throw that into savings which would be really nice so household it's gonna be 40 miscellaneous is 20 as you can see I didn't put my pocket money in here cuz if you watch my video from yesterday I have spent all my pocket money so I tried to not do that but you know just sort of happened and then we've got from for grocery pick up we have 87 25 remaining so we'll put 87 25 for the last half of July and then gasoline will be 150 and that should get us through until the first paycheck of August so there is that and then the last thing that we're gonna track is going to be our roll over and for that I'm gonna use one of these little piggy banks cuz they're super super cute and trust me I wish there was a rollover script sticker because I'm honestly not a huge fan of my writing but I'll do a little piggy and then I'll put roll over and our expected roll over we will get by subtracting all this from our total income for this week okay so the total that we will be rolling over into the next week is going to be one thousand six hundred ninety five dollars and two cents so one thousand six hundred ninety five dollars and two cents and that will go towards paying some of the pay check for bills and then obviously at the end of paycheck for like week four we will be able to figure out exactly what's going into savings and all that kind of stuff depending on like what's in our account and everything so now I'm just gonna put a little thin washy at the bottom just for some decoration and that is paycheck three so what I plan to do is I'm going to put the actual amount next to each one if honestly if I need to like these amounts really do not vary at all like the only things that should bury it probably is like these just in case we like go over or under or something like that but I want to do what Cindy does too and put a little check mark up here because then as we go through the week we can like check off you know one something's been paid and when I take the cash out and everything like that and I can tell you already that I actually didn't take the cash out for these and see what I plan to do is do like 300 and then 60 and 40 and 20 and 10 I took out all the cash today so I could fill my cash envelope video for you guys so that's what I'm planning to do I'm not gonna label this like budget actual and everything like that I'm just going to put like if I go over I'll put this in red and then if I am under maybe I'll use like a green pen or something like that if I'm under so I think that'll look nice and clean that's really what I'm going for here so but I think that's it for paycheck threes budget and I'm gonna have a little bit of a different layout for August I'm what I'm planning to do is to create like a second weekly check-in page for cash envelopes only so I'm gonna have kind of like a weekly Wesley a weekly check-in page for like debit items and then sort of the same exact thing for cash envelopes and I'm gonna just love all my spending truckers like together versus having them right next to each paycheck and I think that will work out really well so I'm planning to kind of switch things up a little bit moving forward but yeah guys I think that is it for this video so I hope you enjoyed it if you did please give it a thumbs up be sure to subscribe to catch all my future videos if you have any questions comments at all let me know down below and then as always I've got everything linked in the description box for the planner that I use the stickers I use all that is linked down below so definitely check that out if you're interested and I will chat with y'all later bye

Paycheck Two Budget Check In & Cash Envelopes | July 2019 |

**Paycheck Two Budget Check In & Cash Envelopes | July 2019 |**



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Hey friends!

In today’s video, I am checking in with our Paycheck Two budget & cash envelopes for July 2019.

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Stephanie Anne

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– Vera Bradley Deluxe All Together Crossbody –
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– Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover book –
– Financial Peace University –
– Fossil Fiona Tab Clutch Wallet –
– Cash Dividers & Labels from A Time for Everything on Etsy –
– Sticker Paper for Sticker Storage Album –
– Filofax Saffiano Compact Zip Organizer –
– Cash Envelopes from Mama’s Gotta Budget on Etsy –
– Cash Breakdown Cards –
– Slice Cutter –
– Frixion .7 Erasable Pen –
– Filofax Personal Organizer –

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hey guys welcome back to my channel today we are here to check in for the second week of July I always always always forget what week it is for some reason so in front of me I've got my Erin Condren deluxe monthly planner slash life planner I did combine the two books that might be changing in the very near future a couple things may be changing so just stay tuned for that I will explain more pretty soon but for those of you that are in the planner cake group on Facebook some of you know already what is gonna be changing but anyways so let's go ahead and get started I'm going to open up to our budget and I will assume you guys in okay so we are looking at the week of the 12th through the 18th and we've had a couple things happen that I did forget to put on here so one of those is we went or I went to Duncan today to get a cold brew and that was for 336 so I want to be sure to add that on there my husband went to Duncan yesterday and they were out of cold brew and they used like a dark roast it was not good so I didn't get my fix from that the other thing is that State Farm did come out and that was for 3870 so that was paid and then Wells Fargo hasn't come out yet but I know it's going to and I know it's the exact amount of what it is so that's totally fine so let's see here we will start out by just checking in here and seeing where we're at I'm gonna find one of my friction friction pens these are the erasable pens that I've been using I do have them linked down below I love them there some so let's take a look here so we are going to look at grocery pickup as well as gasoline for our vehicles and the Dunkin app pretty much anything that is considered like a debit type of expense is trapped here and the Dunkin app I like to track just mainly like I can go to the app at any point in time and see how much I have left but I like to track it here because it helps me notice like trends or if I'm overspending I'm able to quickly see at a glance like if there's too much pink going on like there has been for this past week so okay so the first thing we're looking at is grocery pickup and I know we went this past Saturday and it was for 88 82 so 88 82 and last week we had 170 607 remaining which leaves us with 87 25 for the remainder of July so we're gonna have to keep it up 50 dollars or less for the remainder of July so we have two more weeks to get through and this is why I love this page so much because I can see sort of what the rest of the monk what the rest of the month needs to look like as far as like our spending and stuff is concerned to stay on track so for cash I know we had one transaction we filled up the journey now it's 450 75 5075 and last week we had 205 at 63 remaining so that leaves us with 154 88 which is basically like three Phillips for our cars so that should be good we should be fine on gas for the rest of the month Duncan we had quite a few transactions so let's see so 905 that was my daughter and I was like usual stop on our way to grocery picked up we pretty much always stop at Duncan and we get like munchkins she gets an extra doughnut and then I do my cold brew I've been picking up coffees from my husband as well so I'm considering increasing Duncan just a little bit just so that I can treat him more because he likes those as well and then the 1194 I went shopping with my friend Kelsey and we stopped and got drinks and don't hats on the way there so we got those two tracked and then 873 I had my husband run out and get coffee but again it was like this dark gross like iced coffee to me tastes totally different than cold brew and I'm much much prefer cold brew I don't know if that's just me or what but and I don't like I'm not a super like coffee like I don't know anything about coffee there's people that will be like you know they know like different coffee beans and things like that like what like different brewing process seeds or processes or whatever how that affects your coffee I am NOT one of those people I am not with it there but so yeah we spent a lot on Duncan this past week 3308 and I did put more on the card for us in the month so you guys will see that too but let's see it was a we had 2120 it was 21 20 – 30 308 so we were at a negative 11 88 so not good not good for Duncan and did I do my math correctly they're like yeah let me just double-check this real quick 9 5 plus 3 36 plus 873 Plus 1194 yeah 3308 so yeah I'm not good not good but I did put some extra on there like I said just to kind of make up for that difference and I also so normally I put the $25.00 on on the first of the month I did it early to get certain the rest of the the rest of the month so that transactions actually actually already taken place and I might as well just go ahead and put that in here cuz it was I did $40 so that looks really bold but ok and then unbudgeted let's see this is gonna bother me so maybe I will use a different pen because I think this is just a little too too much not to erase very well oh now my pen won't write on top of it okay I might just need to use a different sticker I'll take care of that later so I'm budgeted we did have one transaction and that was for the 80 146 this was for some ups drama that went down and I've talked about it briefly in other videos but essentially I sold a couple things and shift them out to people and they paid me for for them and then ups just totally lost the packages so I basically gave the money back to those individuals it's unbudgeted because the money that I had brought in from selling those items I already used so it had already like left our account so that 81 46 is considered an unbudgeted item which really stinks but and what stinks more is that UPS is just like not even taking any responsibility whatsoever for it they just keep insisting like we would never do that basically what happened is my husband took three boxes two EPs two of the boxes have labels on them clearly stating that they were going to a residence they were just totally separate and then he in the third box there was a bunch of items being sent to Amazon for returns so ups scanned the Amazon returns and instead of just putting the labels like in the Amazon box and shifting that one box Amazon they slapped Amazon return labels on all three boxes even though two of the boxes clearly had labels on them that said that they were going elsewhere they are insisting that they would never do that but it is the only thing that I can think of that they would have done that would have like caused all this like ruckus and my husband did say they were like rushing him out of there they were super busy so yeah and the tracking numbers that I was given for the other two packages that were going to someone's house the tracking numbers said they were going to Las Vegas where the Amazon returns like hub is so I'm like clearly you guys did slap the Amazon return labels on these packages but again they are like just refusing to do anything about it so I think they should at least like we like they should give us like money back or something I don't know but they just kept telling us to wait wait wait and this was on the 19th of June and the two people I sent those packages to still have not received anything so I just sent them their money back and apologized profusely because I just I've never had that happen and I will never go to UPS again ever I will not go there ever again our post office is pretty great thankfully I know that's not the case for some people their post office isn't very good but ours is is good so so I'll probably just go there from now on if I send anything else like that in the mail so okay so that takes care of our weekly check-in here and gives us a good idea of where we're at currently with everything so make sure I checked everything oh and I did so the next thing we'll do is we will take a look at our sinking funds nothing has happened there we haven't spent any of our sinking funds and this is why I love having our sinking funds in cash because I know if this money was in like our account I would feel like I don't know I it's like a mental thing for me if I see a big sum of money in our checking account it's more tempting to me to spend that on things and like make up for it later type a deal but that just like snowballs and creates like a really stressful situation so using the cash and putting it and like our little sinking funds like Filofax when we have envelopes for each sinking fund it seriously helps because it's out of sight out of mind it's in our safe it stowed away and as you can see like we haven't done anything with our sinking funds that cash has just been sitting there as it should be because we haven't needed it and I know like I would say for example family fun oh why don't we just go do this and you know we'll just go in the negative and then I'll make up for it next month whatever like that just gets us into trouble so yeah it's been working really well for us and then if we open up to paycheck – I did have a couple transactions here that I forgot to highlight but I did track so we had that and then we also had I don't remember which blue I used maybe it was this blue yeah so there's that so now we're just gonna check our cash envelopes and I have a different way of how I'm gonna be Chuck like tracking this in the future and you guys will see that pretty soon for August but for now we'll do it the way that I've got it laid out so here's my paycheck to budget and what we're gonna do is we are going to go through and put in everything that's come out so Centrelink to come out apple music came out State Farm came out I'm gonna put Wells Fargo even though it hasn't come out of our account I did check and they did process the payment for this amount it just hasn't reflected in our account yet so I'm just gonna put that and then we did set aside the 590 84 for mortgage so that was exactly as expected our sinking funds were as expected and then for unbudgeted we have that 80 1:46 81 46 so let's see so 495 + 81 46 so our actual spending was 576 46 and we were over by 81 46 and then this would just be the 81 46 so as far as our roll over it's concerned 350 27 minus 81 46 we're actually rolling over to 68 81 and that was the 81 46 less than what we expected so that's kind of how that is going to be working moving forward I don't know if I'm going to do the tables again I do really wish someone had mentioned that if planner Kate sold like budget and actual stickers and rolled over stickers and saving stickers like I should pick them up she does not sell those currently but I really wish she did because that would be really nice so as far as our cash envelopes are concerned so the the problem that I've been running into is like remembering where I left off with our cash envelopes so again I've got like a plan to kind of remedy that moving forward but what we're gonna do is we are going to yeah see I don't even remember so let's see what's the best way to do this so this is everything that has come out I might just have to like refer to this which kind of stinks but I think that's what we're gonna have to do so I'm just gonna calculate this real quick so we'll do 300 what's the amount that we budgeted for food so I'm going to take 300 and subtract all of the blues and I'll go ahead and highlight the blue here just so it's easier to spot and then I'll let you guys know we should have zero because there's nothing left yeah so here you go as you can see we have 10 cents remaining in food and sure enough in our little wallet here there is nothing in the food envelope I am gonna be stuffing our envelopes this week so you guys will see that video in a couple days so we're about to replenish everything which is good but we should actually be good on food my husband and I were literally just talking about it and we still have quite a bit of food in our freezers and fridge so I think we're gonna really try to refrain from using our food money as much as possible and see if we can put that towards savings this month that would be really cool so okay so the next thing I'm going to look at is let's see we got miscellaneous and miscellaneous I haven't I'll do yellow for miscellaneous and that and then pocket money isn't pink pocket money yeah household was green and then I'll do purple for Maddy and hair nails I will do this like red color okay just do some color coding real quick so let's go ahead and do the household neck so we spent 217 last week and then we spent 27 20 the suik for a total of 29 37 and we budgeted 40 so we should have 1063 left and let's check our on the loop and sure enough we have ten dollars in there perfect all right cool so that takes care of that and then we'll do the pocket money next now I know I used money in our checking account to get a new Bible so I have no pocket money left for the rest of month like I won't be putting any pocket money into my envelope this week let's see so 3005 Plus 459 owned this was last week this week I did a Bible study program and $5 at Trader Joe's so it was 78 94 so technically I have like a dollar and six cents left because I give myself a tea for them like whole month I took out 40 last week and then I was supposed to take out another 40 this week I just I'm not gonna take out any cash my pocket money is officially gone which stinks I normally don't like to do that but I wanted to just really get started on this Bible study program so okay so pocket money is empty and then miscellaneous I gave us $20 for the first half of July and as you can see just with some simple math we spent twenty eighty four I don't even need to calculate that so there should be nothing in the miscellaneous envelope and there is not so that one's good Heron nails I did sixty ended up being even sixty I did a pedicure for both my daughter and I plus tip so and I actually I'm gonna be putting hair and nails like I'm combining pair of nails and beauty moving forward so any hair nails money I take out it's actually just gonna go into our Beauty sinking fund I feel like that's easier to do rather than have a separate envelope here so but that one is gone and then Maddie she made two dollars in commissions so she should have eight dollars remaining here one two three four five six seven we're short a dollar that's really no big deal I'm sure maybe maybe she did something with my husband and earned a dollar so we're short a dollar but there should be eight in there and there's only seven so we'll figure that out but that is the cash envelopes they are looking really good and then like I said we're gonna be filling them back up for the last half of July you guys will see that video on Saturday tomorrow you'll see our paycheck 3 budget so you'll see you know what we've got planned for this upcoming week I'm really excited about July it's turning out to be a really good month for us despite some you know unbudgeted expenses and things I feel like we're still really on track and doing well so I'm pretty happy about that but that is it for this week's check-in if you guys enjoyed this video please give it a thumbs up be sure to subscribe to catch all my future videos and if you have any questions or comments at all let me know in the comment section down below everything that I use for budgeting stickers my planner everything is always linked in the description box below for you guys so definitely check out those links if you're interested in picking up anything for yourself and I will chat with y'all later bye

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hi guys thanks for clicking on this video today I'm just going to casually sit down and tell you guys about my monthly budget I haven't done a lot of videos like this but I feel like I'm finally trying to show who I've turned into and budgeting it's huge for me I'm very frugal money has so much power unfortunately and fortunately that it's so important to just focus on and we might have a little friend here so I got so many requests in my how to buy a house at 22 video about making a monthly budget everyone's coming in here right when I start filming but if you haven't seen that video I will leave it right up here for you so the first thing and the idea when I sit down to do my monthly budget and I make sure I have all my bills in front of me which I haven't checked the mail yet so I am gonna go check the mail right now but I did want to show you guys something that I did get that my fellow paranoid people or just curious people will definitely appreciate and that's a coda camera I'll put in a little clip here about like how it works and everything but Jake you and I installed it the other day and we really loved it so I make sure to check that every time I go outside because as you saw in my house tour we have two entries so I can't really go outside not that like I need to I'm just like super paranoid and anti-social so I like to check anyways we got the Kota camera its online at Costco it's actually super affordable for like everything that it has and it's so easy to install it's like two screws and you plug it in and that's it or you don't even have to plug it in you can just unhook a light so it's super easy it took us probably like 10 minutes to setup and it connects to my phone my iPad shakeups phone really anywhere and it just it detects motions it has a siren if anyone's near there it has a light which helps because we don't have lights in the front of our house so we're out in the driveway at night we need a light I can talk to Jacob when he's outside through it which is really fun yeah I really have everything I can hear him talking outside so I'm going that hello I just thought I would throw that in because I absolutely loved it and I didn't think I would be so into home security but it is a must for me now and I absolutely love it ok the first thing I do when I sit down to do a monthly budget is I like to have a blank sheet of paper for every single month I know a lot of people do it electronically I'm the kind of person that has to write it down and I like to flip over to the next page and it's like a blank canvas to start on so this works for me so I'm just gonna be kind of like making up numbers throughout it of how I would budget I already have my plan so I'm not gonna use my numbers but I know everyone case is so different so this is just an example so I have no expert but I do start off with tracking your income if you are on a salary that makes it super easy for you because you know how much you're gonna be getting every month or every two weeks or so often if you are self-employed you work on tips you work on Commission I think the best way to figure out your income is to track how much you've done in the last year or however long you've been working to see the trends and go off of the month you made the least the reason I wanted to go off the month that you made the least is just so you have enough money to cover every expense anything extra over that is just for savings and I will say if you are self-employed or you have a side job don't include that in your income I know a lot of people do include it I personally don't I think that's extra money on top because budgeting kind of gives people inside II and just knowing that you're gonna run out of money I also don't have the zero budget the zero dollar budget I have part of my budget for savings I personally would probably freak out if I ever saw my account at zero or anywhere near zero so I personally don't do that okay so now that we know how much we're making every month it's to go in with your traditional monthly expenses I will put up on the screen I know a date for EMC puts in a bunch of different like percentages of how much you're supposed to do I agree with the 30 or 25 percent towards your home expenses but then again I don't agree with a lot of other things so I just believe that you should be living at frugally as possible but still not doing without of experiences because you never know like if tomorrows guaranteed so I don't think that you should be giving up everything to live so firmly okay so the first thing I put down is my home expenses I know that's gonna be there every month it's probably not gonna change as much so I know how much my mortgage is gonna be or in anyone else's case rent and then you go down to your TV and Wi-Fi not everyone has that but if you do we do I would definitely put a TV and Wi-Fi as a utility your utilities your water bill your electric any of that kind of stuff sometimes it is included with your rent so just make sure to put the overall number there I would also include any kind of renters insurance homeowners insurance HOA fees into your mortgage that's how I like to do I like to have one big number because that's probably not gonna change that much the next biggest category that I have is a jet category I would map out all of your existing debts I would include all of your credit card debt I like to put your current balances on there that way you can see like compared to last month oh I got it down as much just seeing it as a figure I feel like it's more motivating than like knowing that you paid down debt so I go ahead and put down all the current balances and then I put down all the credit cards or what I plan on pain like this video if you do want me to make a video on how to get rid of debt extremely fast and the tips and tricks around the whole interesting I'm currently going through that so I saved myself probably three to four thousand dollars by doing something to just move my debt and it helped a ton like this video if you'd like to see a video on that my next category is subscription services so I go through all of my you know my balance usually it's every single month just to kind of see what I can get rid of this month what I'm not really using I know some people that never really go through their balance sheet or their balance statements and they realize they're subscribed to things that like you really don't use so I have a canvas subscription which is $13 a month and an Adobe subscription which is like 24 ok so my next category is a little bit bigger of a category this is your personal expenses so everything that you have planned out in the month I like to have a calendar where if I have a doctor's visit I know what that copay is gonna be I put that in my personal expense if I know I'm probably going to be getting a prescription I put that in the expense I have two cats everything they need I budget out so that's the litter that's food anything really so I budget that out groceries for the entire month I'm pretty good with groceries we do live a little bit more frugally so I buy a lot of like generic names because I I don't care about going to Whole Foods or anything so we do go to Walmart and Aldi I feel like they have a ton of better cheaper prices but it's just as good as food in my personal I also include my savings like I mentioned in my like I mentioned in owning a house I don't believe in savings accounts so I I use American Century it's a mutual fund and I put away a certain amount every single month it's an automatic bank transfer so I never see the money I don't do without but that way I am still saving my money it is definitely worth it because I feel like if you are putting it your self into a savings you're seeing that money go away and some month you're gonna be like no I just I can do without saving since I saved last month and it's just not in the long run I like to map out what my expenses are what my income is and then go ahead and map out like how much I will be keeping in my checking account in case of emergency that's not necessarily for savings I'm just keeping it there if it goes over a certain amount I will split it in half and pay a little more towards debt or a little more towards savings so that's just kind of my wiggle room but I definitely recommend having some wiggle room in case an emergency ever happens there are some apps that I'm sure you guys have heard of if you watch these kind of videos there's mint there's every dollar I've personally used every dollar and I like that one the best you can link up your debit or credit card to it that way and select your categories and your income so every time you make a purchase it takes it out of the category that it's supposed to be in sometimes your categories mix up a little bit you can also do that manually I've done that as well but it's good to have an electronic budgeting and also a paper budgeting some people like to bring paper with them everywhere that works I personally turn around a wallet like this big and I don't really have a purse so I don't want to have to like you know write down everything so my phone works the best for me but again it was right for you but yeah I think that's really it when it comes to my budgeting I don't like to make it so extreme or it's fun for me to make a budget but I also don't want it to make my life feel like I'm doing without because I do think it's the same thing as work it's a work-life balance same thing with your budget I don't think you should be freaking out and kind of doing without in life for your budget and to save money but you will have to do without some things so it's a balance yeah but like this video if you do want me to make that getting on a jet video subscribe if you haven't already and comment down below what any other suggestions you guys have about budgeting what works for you I would love to hear that and add it to I'm budgeting I'm sure it'll help other people and comment down below any other video suggestions you guys have about this topic or if you want me to keep doing them but that's about it so thanks for watching guys bye