Well, friends… I’ve been teasing and talking about it for a couple weeks – but today, the Mindful Budgeting 2017 Planner is finally available! After years of looking for a daily planner that combined life + money and never finding it, I decided to create it myself. I first launched it last year, and considered the 2016 version of the planner to be somewhat of an experiment, in that I had no idea if anyone else was also looking for something similar. As it turns out, you were – and now I know I’m not the only person who can’t imagine life without it.
I don’t think I need to repeat all the ways tracking my spending and learning how to budget has helped me over the past five years. Instead, I’ll share some of the things the planner helped other people do in 2016: they paid off one credit card; all credit cards; car loans; the line of credit they regretted opening; and the consolidation loan they needed but were happy to kiss goodbye. The planner helped people through major life events and job transitions, including going from full-time work down to part-time so they could do more of what they love. And it inspired them to double their payments, do shopping bans, and even sell some of their belongings and assets to tackle other financial goals.
Between both the print version and the planner, more than 1,100 people are now using the Mindful Budgeting Program. And I think everyone who has used it, so far, knows there is no one-size-fits-all solution for budgeting. To achieve our financial goals, we simply need to make more mindful decisions – and that’s exactly what the planner does. Mindful Budgeting is a daily planner designed to help you track your spending, and make sure your monthly budgets align with your goals and values. If you’re looking for a tool to help you (or a friend or loved one) stop making impulse purchases, start making mindful decisions and move you in the direction you want your financial life to be going, this is it.