Budgeting/Financial Planning Assistance

The word “budget” may make you grimace. But a solid budget can help bring financial security by setting aside money for the essentials as well as the whimsical expenses. Get help stretching your dollars and cents today while also preparing well for the future.

Financial Peace University. Through a nine-week course, Dave Ramsey teaches how to pay off debt, budget & save for the future. Check out the website to take the video courses & get resources online. Many local churches also offer the courses in a group setting to inspire & encourage participants to control their money instead of letting their money control them. http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu.

Level Money.  Mobile application that helps you plan ahead for essentials like rent & bills, then lets you set a target savings goal. The app then lets you know how much you can comfortably spend on non-essentials, like coffee or eating out. Free. http://www.levelmoney.com.

Life Happens. Offers Insurance 101 and online calculators to help families determine how much life insurance they need for their given situation. http://www.lifehappens.org.

Mint.com. Online site offering personal finance software that assists with money management & financial planning. Set a budget, track your goals & more. Simple & streamlined, pulls all your financial information into one place to get a financial overview. Free. http://www.mint.com.

You Need a Budget (YNAB). An online personal budgeting system with coordinating tablet & phone apps. Track your budget & expenses in one place, pay off debt & prevent overspending using the YNAB philosophy. Free trial, low monthly/yearly fee. http://www.youneedabudget.com.

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Updated: Jul 17, 2017 @ 12:59 pm