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Not everyone understands budgeting, so I’ve established a 10 10-step mini Budgeting Series for those who want to learn how to budget.

Below, you can read from start to finish how we designed the Canadian Budget Binder Spreadsheet for free to all subscribers.

If you’re reading this, you ARE interested in budgeting and applying financial stability.

Come with me on a simple journey from 1 to 10 and learn how to budget PLUS, and you get a free budget from me.

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How To Create A Simple Monthly Budget

There were no gimmicks; we just purely wanted to help Canadians and others worldwide with their finances because there was a time when we needed help, too.

One of the best ways to pay it forward is sharing the knowledge, our primary goal with the Canadian Budget Binder.

The good part is that you don’t need to know how to budget because we worked hard.

You need to know how we created the spreadsheet and the information YOU need to complete throughout the year.

Your household budget is essential, too. Take the time to read the 10-Step Mini Budgeting Series below and get on track with saving and paying down your debt.

Good luck, and if you have any questions, feel free to message me or leave comments below, as I enjoy reading your feedback.

Your Debt Reduction Journey Starts Here!

Budgeting for Beginners from A to Z is a good read if you are new to budgeting.

Before you start building your monthly budget, I have an exercise I feel anyone can benefit from.

Tracking historical expenses with my free budget binder printable will help give you accurate budget data.

Once this is completed, you can start the process of debt reduction and monthly budgeting.

Feel free to review the ten steps below before you begin so you have an idea of what you are getting yourself into.

Trust me; you won’t regret debt freedom.

  1. How We Designed Our Budget Step 1Gathering All the information
  2. How We Designed Our Budget Step 2Categories
  3. How We Designed Our Budget Step 3Tracking Receipts
  4. How We Designed Our Budget Step 4– Note-taking
  5. How We Designed Our Budget Step 55S Organization
  6. How We Designed Our Budget Step 6Who Does What and When?
  7. How We Designed Our Budget Step 7Balancing Our Budget
  8. How We Designed Our Budget Step 8Knowing our Coupon Savings
  9. How We Designed Our Budget Step 9Reading Our Bills
  10. How We Designed Our Budget Step 10Projected Expenses and 3 Foolproof Ways to Save for One-Time Expenses

Financial Education Never Ends

Don’t forget to visit our Free Downloads and Resources page for all your Budgeting and Binder Needs!

Once you’ve conquered the budgeting series and started using a budget, there’s much more to read.

I have over 12 years’ worth of budgeting tips that we’ve used that have helped us become debt-free.

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If I ever offered advice to anyone about finance, it would be to keep educating yourself.


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