The Sunshine Blog Award~ Mr.CBB Nominates You!

The Sunshine Blog Award I started Canadian Budget Binder at the end of January 2012 in hopes of sharing what we have learned about saving money and budgeting. It’s been so much fun thus far and I’ve chatted to so many people and made some great mates along the way. I’ve been inspired by many bloggers who put their time on hold if not just for a couple of minutes a day to help out someone new to the blog world like me. In two months now I’ve had almost 10,000 views on my blog and I couldn’t be happier. It’s important for everyone to budget and I want to show them they can do it. I want to thank Dennis Dennehy at What to Cook for motivating me to cook new and exciting meals whilst going back to basics. I think so many people have forgotten that convenience never used to be part of the dinner table back in the day. We need to bring back all the goodness that once graced our mouths and our stomach! Thank- you so much What to Cook for nominating Canadian Budget Binder for The Sunshine Award, this truly is a part of who […]

How We Designed Our Budget Step 7- Balancing Our Budget

I’m going to warn you this is a bit of a long post so take your time reading it. Don’t worry I will be putting together a step by step sheet that shows you what we do each time we visit our Canadian Budget Binder Spreadsheet. Balancing the budget is a fairly simple task provided you have enough money to go around. If you are not balancing a budget or using one  you’re likely tossing money out the window without even thinking about it even IF you think you aren’t. It doesn’t  matter how much money you make each month, it’s  all about what you do with it. A budget keeps track of what’s coming in and what’s going out and what you’ve got left. If you don’t keep track of your money you could be spending more than you think.  It’s your choice, your life! Balancing a budget takes time and won’t happen over night. Once you think you have everything something else creeps in. When we talked about How we designed our Budget Step 1 – Gathering All the Information, where I asked you to round-up everything you need to pay, this is the part  where it is going […]