Budgeting Basics: Zero-Based Budgeting for your Household

1600+ students have discovered the power of Zero-Based Budgeting! Proven business concepts applied to your finances.
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The basics of budgeting
The concept of Zero-Based Budgeting
Allocating your income
How to track your income
How to involve your partner
A demo of the everydollar budget program
About intentional spending vs impulsive spending
How to save money on grocery shopping


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Zero-based budgeting is a term commonly used in business. You may have heard of the every dollar budget as made famous by Dave Ramsey. We want to ensure that every dollar of income generated by your household has a purpose. That may be saving, investing, bills, or groceries. By fully understanding our inflows and outflows of household cash we can make more intentional decisions with our money.

Too many Americans are living beyond their means. We want to live below our means so that we have a surplus of cash to save and invest. This is how wealth is built and how we can achieve financial independence. The more you earn, the more you reduce your budget, and the more efficient you are, the faster you can achieve financial independence.

What's the alternative? Staying in debt? Losing your credit score, your car, or even worse, your house?

Who this course is for:

  • Families looking to gain control of their household finances, spend less than they earn, and begin to build true wealth

Course content

3 sections • 11 lectures • 1h 9m total length
  • Welcome!
  • Introduction


Personal Finance Writer
Nick French
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I'm Nick! I'm a husband, father of 3 boys, military veteran, and personal finance writer. During the day, I'm an Account Manager in the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry. In my free time, I'm a personal finance writer on my website FIRE The Family where I have a growing viewership. I focus on helping families achieve financial independence by being intentional with their money.