Budget Basics - Learn Budgeting in Just 30 Minutes

Learn budgeting and create the most simple, powerful budget of your life in under 30 minutes
Free tutorial
Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (582 ratings)
9,783 students
38min of on-demand video

Evaluate the current state of your personal finances using the Budget Grader
Learn about 4 of the most popular budgeting techniques
Identify which budgeting technique will work best for you
Set up your first simple budget


  • No prior knowledge or tools are required for this course.


Are you ready to create a simple, powerful budget in just 30 minutes? Budget Basics will teach you everything you need to know to start budgeting, transform your relationship with money, and become debt-free.

Why Take This Course?

  • Create a simple, powerful budget that you'll actually use in just 30 minutes
  • Learn how to get out of debt and save money for the future without living like a monk
  • Build a daily budgeting habit that transforms your relationship with money.


Are you in debt? Do you have enough savings? Do know where your money goes every month? Most importantly, does the way you spend money, and the lifestyle it gives you, really make you happy?

If you’re like most Americans, you're probably not as confident as you'd like to be about your finances.

In Budget Basics, you'll learn how to cut unnecessary spending, reach your financial goals, and feel confident that you're spending your money wisely. Whether you're in debt, saving for a new house, or just trying to be better with your money, I'll teach you a simple budgeting habit that will radically transform your relationship with money and help you put your finances on autopilot.

Best of all, you'll learn everything you need to know to build your own budget in just 30 minutes.


Please note that we do recommend you sign up for the free budgeting tool, Swish, during this course. This free tool, however, is not required and there are alternative approaches for setting up your budget that are described.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who is in debt and needs a plan to get out
  • Anyone who wants more in their savings
  • Anyone who wants more control over their personal finances


CTO of Swish
Jeff Whelpley
  • 3.6 Instructor Rating
  • 582 Reviews
  • 9,783 Students
  • 1 Course

Jeff is the CTO of Swish (owned by GetHuman). He was formerly Director of Technology at Wells Fargo Auto Finance where he built and managed their Loan Originations System. He is also a Google Developer Expert (GDE) working on the Web Technologies Group with a specialization in Angular. In his home town of Boston, Jeff is a community leader running several meetup groups (including the Boston AI Meetup and the Boston Angular Meetup). He graduated from Boston College in 2000 and loves the Red Sox.

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