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 62: How Often Do We Review Our Budget?

Nate and Danielle answer a listener question about the frequency of their budgeting discussions and how to find the time with a young family. Show Notes Listener question How often do you guys meet to review your budget? How often do you update your budgeting sheet? Every purchase? Every day? Weekly? We have an 18 month old and used to…

Episode 61: Life Changes and a missing $2,000!

Nate and Danielle discuss their recent changes to daycare, how that impacts the budget, and a missing $2,000 that caused many minutes of panic. Show Notes We recently had a change in our daycare situation and because of that we needed to make some changes to our budget. Instead of going to just a single daycare location, our son is…

Episode 56: Addressing a Negative Review

We received a bad review and we wanted to address the points made by the reviewer. We welcome all criticism. We wanted to take a moment to explain our thought process and how our budget philosophy differs from the reviewers. Show Notes Each episode we talk about how grateful we are for the wonderful reviews we receive. Well sometimes they…

Episode 54: Where is my $2100 going?

Nate and Danielle answer a listener question about being able to save while having new expenses and planning on more expenses. Show Notes Listener Question I have a baby that is in daycare. I got a new job and stopped breastfeeding when I went back to work. Currently I spend $800 a month on daycare, $100 a month on formula…

Episode 48: 2019 Quarter 1 Budget Update

Nate goes solo and gives an update on the first three months of 2019. The couples’ current finances are discussed along with exciting news and long-term goals. Show Notes We are through the first quarter of 2019 already and we thought that we would bring you an update from our budget and how it’s going. Our budget nor income has…

Episode 26: Budgeting as a College Student

We answer a listener question about budgeting, opening a credit card, and planning for retirement all while still in college! Show Notes Use of Credit Cards: “I have started a budget on excel, and have been following it for about three months adjusting as needed. I was thinking about applying for a credit card to build my credit and to…

Episode 25: Budget Basics Part 1: Expenses

We talk about how to look at expenses in order to figure out where your money is going. Show Notes The first step in a budget is to discover where you are spending your money. Most people already know what the make, but expenses can be difficult to track down. Don’t enter a budget with the mindset of “cutting back…

Episode 22: How to Budget for Inconsistent Income

We answer listener questions on budgeting for an inconsistent income and what to do with a large inheritance. Show Notes Our first question comes from listener Ashley My husband and I got married last year and just recently started getting more involved in our finances as a married couple (setting our goals, deciding where our money should go etc.) I am…