The Budget Couple

We are the Budget Couple. We make a bi-weekly podcast that talks about life, family, and how to afford it. Join us on our budgeting journey as we explore the keys to budgeting, personal finance, and more.

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Episode 44: Trip Budgeting Tips and Tricks

Nate and Danielle review their budget tips and tricks for planning a trip and saving money in the process. Show Notes Listener Question: This listener asks us to go into more detail about travel budgeting. They say “We love to travel and are looking for ways to cut costs so we can spread our budget out over more trips. Just…

Episode 43: Planning for Kid’s College

Nate and Danielle answer a listener email question about affording college and what to look for when coming up with a college plan for your children. Show Notes Listener Question Would love to hear what you suggest is a good number to save for each child’s education. Or are you trying to reach a certain percentage of college costs (thinking…

Episode 42: New Years Budget Resolutions

Nate and Danielle discuss their budgeting goals for the year as well as discuss their recent change of banks and the reasons for making some other recent changes to household finances. Show Notes New Year’s Resolutions: Make our money work more – We have been hoarding a lot in checking and savings because there’s been a lot of unknowns with…

Episode 40: Cutting the Cord

Nate and Danielle discuss the recent changes that they have made to their cable and internet services along with tips for saving money on your cable bill. Show Notes Our cable/internet bill has been $87 for the past fourish years, but that ended this month. It jumped up over 25% to almost $110 per month. While we use the internet…

Episode 39: $44K in Debt and an Impulse Shopper

Nate and Danielle answer a listener question on how to setup a budget for paying off debt as quickly as possible while having a variable income and being an impulse shopper. Show Notes Listener Question: I have tried to do a budget with my husband several times now, and we just can never get on the same page. I added…

Episode 38: Debt Forcing a Budget

Nate and Danielle reflect on recent changes they have made to their budget as answer a listener question. They talk about budgeting apps, mindset, and the need of goals when creating a budget. Show Notes First a quick update on our attempt at controlling our misc expenses. We decided to go with putting $400 in savings each month to be…

Episode 36: Paying Off Debt vs. Saving

Nate and Danielle answer a listener question about how to decide if you should save your money or pay-off debt when you want to buy a house in the near future. Show Notes Listener email: Married with one child and another one on the way. Current make a combined income around $79K before taxes, so we are looking at a…