Posts Tagged ‘envelope system’

How to Make a Budget (Even if You Hate Making Budgets)

I have started roughly 138 budgets in my life. Approximately. I hated every single one of them. I always thought of a budget as a diet for my money, a strict set of rules about what I could and couldn’t eat spend. Making a budget left me feeling deprived and angry, and wondering how in […]


On Using The Envelope System

Two months ago, Jared and I started using the envelope system to monitor our monthly spending. Well, actually, two months ago I accidentally locked all of my money into a safe. But as soon as Jared came home with the spare key, we started using the envelope system.  Basically, I sit down at the beginning […]