Go From Crisis To Abundance: My Budget Management Strategy
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Go From Crisis To Abundance: My Budget Management Strategy

Master the keys to your financial dreams by learning my proven techniques
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Created by Sam Gill
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the Principles of Cash Flow
  • Discover ways to Optimize Your Budget
  • Go step-by-step and setup and fill out a working cashflow spreadsheet
  • Learn how to control your finances and reach your dreams, with a management strategy.
  • Learn to think about Money in an effective way, which benefits you, and helps your money to work for you.
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  • Having access to a spreadsheet program, such as Numbers, OpenOffice, Excel, or other would be helpful, but not necessary. You could also use Google docs.
  • This course is taught on a mac with numbers, the same functionality is available in other spreadsheet programs, this course does not explore formulas and other features of other programs.

Thanks for you interest in this course. This course is designed to teach you the principles that I have learned and developed over the last 7 years.

These principles work with the money you already have and make. This is a course on a way to look at your money, that makes it easier to manage, and by doing so, helps you to realize your financial dreams.

Using this method personally, I was able to go from a financial crisis, to financial abundance and to affording my heart's desire, in as little as two years.

For years, I felt that i would never have any money to save up, or felt that I would never be able to buy a house, or buy a car, or get by and ahead in life. However, I learned, discovered and found keys to change my perspective around. I have spent a long time, now taking what I did and turn it into a teachable course, that could help millions of others to discover the benefits of working with money this way.

I love this method, because it works with the money you have. It is not an investment scheme, nor does it rely on compound interest, or other financial terms. This is strictly looking at the money you make now! You do not need any more than what you have, all you have to do is learn the principles and lessons through this course that will guide you on how to see, view and manage your money effectively. This is the best way to financial abundance, and the best way to building wealth. This course will help you keep what you have and will show you a picture of your financial situation. This is great because it allows you to be in control of your destiny, and allows you to make choices that will impact your future.

I spent a long time working on wealth, reading books, and trying to discern what the most important factor way. The conclusion is that you need to understand a reasonable way to maintain a management strategy for your money. If the solution is too difficult then it is hard to maintain and you will lose interest in it. If the solution is too simple, then you stop using it because it is not flexible enough to use on an ongoing basis.

I wanted to create an elegant solution, that would be easy to maintain. Powerful enough, flexible enough, and simple enough to teach and reuse. This course is the culmination of 7 years of effort, building this system, flushing it out, refining it, refactoring it, and making it available to you.

Enroll now, and take advantage of my knowledge, and start to discover what financial future awaits you!

Who is the target audience?
  • Learn how to achieve goals, without needing to switch jobs, position or take on side jobs
  • Anyone who wants to get out of debt, would benefit greatly.
  • This course focuses on management of the money you already have or make, it does not look at investments or alternate spending. It is simply a course to help you know what you have, and manage it better, so you can make more informed and wise decisions with your money.
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
Welcome to Your Financial Dreams
3 Lectures 11:26

Learn about using and making use of a Cash Flow money management solution, to help you to achieve your dreams.

Preview 02:39

Story about how I realized I mismanaged my money, the steps I took to correct that, and what it allowed me to accomplish.

Preview 08:47

A Checklist with things you need to have ready, to begin.

Getting Ready
1 page
Setting up a Cash Flow Budget
23 Lectures 56:02

Brief Introduction.


Add 2 paydays for bi-monthly, or 1 for monthly, or 4 for weekly.

Adding Pay Days

Sketch in your main bills. These are monthly expenses.

Adding Main Bills

Add buffers to catch unexpected events.

Add Buffers

For Side Jobs, refunds, and extra income.

Adding Random Income Pad

Now we setup the top chart to sum the different values.

Setting Up the Top Chart

To make the top chart work, we use formulas.

Adding Formulas

From the top chart, we get monthly totals.

Adding Monthly Totals

A Positive in the monthly totals, becomes savings growth.

Savings Growth

Now we plugin the real numbers you collected. I am using example numbers, but plug in your own, to get going.

Adding Numbers

Now that we have some numbers in place, lets look at what we get.

See How the Formulas Work

Look at the numbers, and how the calculations work out, and discuss what choices could be made, to change the outcome.

Adjusting the Numbers

Asking "Let's say " questions, and looking at what happens when we make small changes.

Learning to Dream

Expand the sheet, to see month over month impact.

Creating a Financial Outlook

Look at the month over month, and see that by changing some values all of a sudden, our future outlook is impacted quite a bit.

Monthly Adjusting Impacts

Add in and make indications for one-time payments, or payments, that do not occur every month.

Adjust for Odd-Month Bills

Now we see that the savings is actually become more than the emergency fund, it has now allowed us to stabilize a budget, and have enough room to not be impacted by one-off payments.

Seeing the Savings Actually Working for You

Looking at the forecast down the line, we see this now becomes an exponential impact.

Extending the Forecast Further

Looking at what is possible, builds up hope, and allows us to be motivated to stick to a budget, and make better choices.

Dreams Become Reality

The thing that causes most people to never realize their dreams.

The Main Temptation (Pitfall 1)

This is where you want to have a friend help you stick to your financial goals.

Pitfall 2

What you can do, and what you can not do.


Thank you for taking this course. Feel free to message me with any questions. Welcome to a better financial future.

Thank you and Closing

A quiz for the whole course.

Course Quiz
4 questions
About the Instructor
Sam Gill
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209 Students
13 Courses
Instructor, Sr. Consultant, Executive Director, Producer

I have been making music, since 1992. I have 3 labels, and 2 bands. I have programmed and written over 800 sequences, and when I have time, write about 80-100 songs a year. At one point I owned 19 keyboard synths, and 20+ synth rack modules. I used to record and arrange on a setup that consisted of a 24 channel Soundcraft, with 3 DA-88's and a Roland MC-50Mk2. I came to Logic and Apple in 2007, and picked up Ableton Live in 2009. I sold most of my hardware, and bought in to soft-synths, after I sampled my most used sounds, and was able to reliably use those. I continue to write to this day, and keep learning new techniques, and new ways to improve my music. Now that I have amassed such knowledge, I have found the joy of sharing what I know with others who can benefit from my years of experience.

Beside music, I have worked with electronics since 1990, and have built, repaired and fixed many things along the way. I got really sucked into electronics, when my synth passion ignited, and I found out that they need to be repaired frequently. I started repairing synths as early as 1998, learning about the ins and outs of the electronics that they were founded on.

I took an interest in programming keyboards, with my first programmable keyboard, which was a Kawai K11, which I bought in 1992. I did not know it then, but programming a keyboard, and programming a computer, are not very far off.

In 1994, I bought my one and only sequencer, a Roland MC50-Mk2, which I have to this day, and it writes in DD floppy drives. I have a collection of DD drives, since they are not easily found today. I composed over 800 sequences on that sequencer over a 10 year period. I learned how to arrange, and that arrangement method was directly transferrable to Ableton Live.

Since 1984 I also been an avid Photographer, and have invested in cameras, lenses, video equipment, and other sorts of gear, to not only share what I know, but how I think. Over time I have also developed a deeper spiritual sense, that has come to offer comfort, to those I hold dear, and has helped me to achieve peace within myself. I have published my photography works, and use my photography skills for a number of different uses. I also will have courses on photography and video techniques, to share, ones that I have learned over the years.

In 2007, I began to build up my contemplative skills, and began to think more about the world, and who I was. In 2011, I was forced to speed up this process, and went through a number of breakthroughs, and revelations. In 2013, and into 2014, I experienced spiritual awakening, in new and different ways, and had a lot of my beliefs turned upside down, or replaced, or expanded. As you may have guessed, I have now a lot to talk about on this issue, and I will be making courses for self-development, and personal development, along with helping you to understand some of the things that you may be going through, and how to cope or grow beyond them. Hope is always possible, in all situations, and a better outcome can always be pursued.

If you have a course that you would like me to teach, just send me a note, and I will add it to my list. I am always looking to help others, and mentor people, as I have the time. I hope that I have been able to help you, and grow your skills and talents, as you look for ways to express them.

I hope you enjoy watching and learning from these courses, as much as I enjoy teaching them. Be well, and take care my friend.