Jan 18 2008

BBC #2 roundup

This week, I challenged you to select a budgeting system and put it to work. If you already had a budget up and running, I asked you to tell us about it.

Here’s a roundup of what some of the participants of Better Budget Challenge # 2 had to say.

20 Something Lady uses Mvelopes

S.B. at Be Thrifty Like Us uses her own spreadsheet to budget.

LJ at Mommy Gets Paid condensed challenges #1 and #2, and told us she uses Microsoft Money.

Melissa uses “My Budget Planner” (sorry for the error, Melissa!)

A had previously used Pear Budget, but accidentally uh, cooked the pears. So to speak. Check his post to see what I mean. Now, he uses a homemade spreadsheet.

PaidTwice also uses Pear Budget. She details how her system works, and it looks like it works really well for her.

Tenille uses recycled paper and writes her budget out by hand.

Ana has a similar tech-free approach: her family uses a dry erase board.

Alison uses a combination of Quicken and a spreadsheet.

I’m using Mint right now.

So, you see there’s quite a bit of variety even in this small group. I found it interesting to read what everyone had to say. Everyone budgets slightly (or drastically) different from the next person, but it all works for the individual. Isn’t that what matters most? Yes.

Thanks for participating, everyone! I’ve found some blogs I haven’t seen before, which is always fun.

Challenge # 3 will be up at 12:00 a.m. Monday. I’m really excited about this one, and hope lots more of you will participate.



5 Responses to “BBC #2 roundup”

  1. Hey, actually I wrote in my blog post that I had used M Budget Planner previously but was now using it again. I think it’s a great ool.

  2. Thanks for the mention! I have really enjoyed this challenge so far and think it will be fun to continue! I really love hearing how other peoples budgets are working for them!

    Take Care

    LJ

  3. Thanks for the mention. Can’t wait for the next challenge.

  4. Hi Kacie. I love your blog! It inspired me to start one. Is it too late for me to blog about your challenge? I’m just getting started.

    Thanks, Leone

  5. Hey Leone-

    Go ahead and join in! It’s never too late. I’ll be sure to visit your blog!

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