How to Budget Together with The Budget Mama

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Budgeting together isn’t always easy. Jessi Fearon, author and creator of The Budget Mama, shares her story and tips for how to successfully budget as a couple! 

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Budgets and Couples


Budgets, spending plans…whatever you call them, people don’t seem to like or use them. A recent survey conducted by Experian found that nearly half – 42% to be exact – don’t use one. The two two reasons given?
Respondents said they were ineffective and unnecessary. Considering that in the same survey 46% admitted that they were not savings as much as they hoped and almost three-quarters of respondents say they are behind in their retirement, I think not having a budget is detrimental to your marriage and money.
Jessi Fearon, personal finance author and creator of The Budget Mama, is helping me out today.
In this episode we get into:
  • why and how Jessi and her husband Pat had a $500 wedding
  • the changes she and Pat paid off over $55,000 of debt in 17 months
  • why you shouldn’t obsess on finding the best budget and instead how to create a budget that you can stick with

Hope you enjoy!

If you want to hear about an easy way to budget? Listen to my episode on budgets for couples who hate budgets.

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Resources to Budget TogetherBudgeting together isn't always easy. Jessi Fearon, author and creator of The Budget Mama, shares her story and tips for how to successfully budget as a couple!

Do you two want to get on the same page with budgets? Here are some helpful resources mentioned in the episode and more.

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