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How to Budget and Save Money

with Erin Lowry/Broke Millennial

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About The Class

Budgeting and Saving Are Your Keys to Freedom—Not Your Prison

Say the word “budget” and most people instantly feel a sense of dread—as if the walls are closing in on them. Most of us don’t like the idea of restricting our spending and feeling deprived of the things and experiences that we believe will make our lives better and more fulfilled.

But according to Erin Lowry, budgeting doesn’t have to be painful. Instead, it’s a great tool for helping you feel in control of your money. By setting a budget, you can change your bad spending habits and focus on purchasing the things you value most.

Once you’ve got your cash flow under control, then it’s time to start saving. Erin will give you a whole host of practical advice on how to save so you can avoid sinking deeper in debt, build a critical buffer in case of an emergency or streak of bad luck, and achieve true financial stability.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Figure out how much you spend each month and track every penny.
  • Identify the budgeting method that’s right for you.
  • Evaluate your spending categories and prioritize them.
  • Create an emergency fund and decide how much to put in it.
  • Automate your savings to ensure you reach your goals.
  • Find ways to slash your spending and increase your income.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Budget 101 & 201

  3. 03

    Dealing with Unpredictable Income

  4. 04

    Creating Your Own Budget Style

  5. 05

    Pay Yourself First

  6. 06

    Tricking Yourself Into Saving

  7. 07

    How to Save When You are Strapped for Cash

  8. 08

    Start Small to Build the Habit


Meet Your Expert

Erin Lowry/Broke Millennial

Erin Lowry is the author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together and Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner’s Guide to Leveling-Up Your Money.

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  • dario-lentini-adventhealth-com

    February 2019

    It was a very quick and easy way of breaking down the complexities and intimidating connotations of personal finance topics like savings, budgeting, and debt. But, for the short=attention spanned, willing learners, seeking out financial freedom? This is the best course to help understand that,

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