Show Notes

Apps + Systems

A new month means we’re simplifying a new topic. This month, we’re tackling a BIG one. Finances. That one little word can send so many women running the opposite direction as fast as they can, but managing your finances doesn’t have to be such a daunting task! When we take the time to sit down, make a plan, and tell our money where to go, we begin to learn that it doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. Simplifying is key. So this month, we asked a few incredible women (seriously – these women are amazing!) four questions centered around simplifying their finances. We wanted to ask women who are relatable (to women in all different seasons of life), knowledgeable, and genuinely have a heart for helping others succeed. Their responses were so insightful, and we can’t wait to share them with you over the next several weeks. Today, they’re sharing their favorite apps + systems for helping keep their family on track when it comes to budgeting and finances. Here’s what they said:

“I have this easy-to-use, free budgeting app, EveryDollar, on my phone that makes budgeting so much easier. So when I’m shopping, I can just look at my EveryDollar app, see my budget, and see how much money I have left to spend for the month.” – Rachel Cruze, wife, mama, author, and finance guru

“We have always been big fan’s of Dave Ramsey’s budgeting plan and have stuck to it for almost 12 years of marriage now. We also love to help track spending.” – Shay Cochrane, wife, mama to two sweet girls, and photographer extraordinaire  

“I’m not just saying this because it’s our company's app, but EveryDollar is seriously, hands-down the most beautiful and easy-to-use solution for budgeting. It’s so fun to use that it makes me actually want to check my budget more often, and with my tendency to overspend, that’s a good thing!” – Christy Wright, wife, mama, speaker, and author of Business Boutique

“I’ve used You Need A Budget in the past and liked it, but honestly my favorite thing to do is sit down with paper and a pen and write out all of our expenses for the month before my husband and I get paid. I put together a plan for how to spend every single dollar that month (general categories like groceries, gas, entertainment and all recurring expenses like the water and electricity bills) and then Matt and I have a budget meeting together. We went through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (which I highly recommend) and so we plan how every dollar is spent before we get it. Then, I plug our final decisions for the month into an Excel spreadsheet and plan accordingly for the payments.” – Heather Adams, wife, mama, and co-founder of Choice Media and Communications

“EveryDollar” – Kerry Gardner, wife, dog mama, and publicist extraordinaire

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