Hints and Hacks · organization


By now your New Year’s resolutions are well under way and I thought it’d be a great time to talk about a little necessity we all share: bills. They’re not glamorous, fun, or even easy sometimes, but they’re definitely a facet of our everyday lives that we try to make easier any way we can (read: apps, tools, someone else helping, etc.).

In addition to using the Every Dollar app to track our expenses and come up with our monthly budget (read my post on Every Dollar right here!), Jordan and I have always made little monthly bill lists to help us ensure we’ve paid everything on time. So, while I’m no graphic designer, I thought I’d whip up a colorful bill tracker that will help you keep track of everything that needs to be paid (and bonus, little check boxes you can tick to track your progress each month!).


I encourage you to download, print, and fill out this bill tracker today to get yourself positioned to know exactly where your money’s going and when each month. Put it on your fridge, keep it on your desktop, or carry it with your calendar, but try it to see if it simplifies your month a bit. I know it keeps us from worrying about missing something crucial, which is especially important now that we’re building our home, and I hope it will for you, too!

Because it’s Monday and we need more encouragement than usual, I wanted to pass along a resource I find both enjoyable and especially encouraging, and that’s Rachel Cruze’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RachelCruze/. She’s the fiscally brilliant daughter of financial counselor Dave Ramsey and she imparts just as much tough love as she does laughs on her channel. Here you’ll find videos about budget makeovers, bloopers, recipes, and real life with a young mama who understands how difficult budgeting, money management, investing, paying off debt, and planning for the future can be.

I hope you’re having a great Monday!



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