Oops! I thought I had posted this a few weeks ago, back when I first wrote it. I’m sorry it never made it out of the drafts folder. Here you go!
I wanted to share a really amazing PearBudget review with all of you. It absolutely nails the value of a budget, and why it’s not the burden people often think it will be:
A budget is not restricting, but actually empowering! Budgeting enables you to do more with your money. It helps you make decisions about where you will spend your money so you can stop dreaming about that fun vacation and start planning for it. By telling your money where to go, you won’t spend too much on things that are of little importance, leaving you without enough for those things that you really want.
The post — Make and live by a budget!! – New Years Resolutions Worth Keeping – Potential Goal #4 — is from Stacey (I posted an e-mail she sent us last year), who blogs at A Good and Simple Life.
I just love how perfectly she encapsulates why budgets matter and why the value of a budget outweighs its cost — (About PearBudget:) “Once Mason got a job again, one of the first things I did was to sign us back up for PearBudget again. In hindsight, the $3 a month we would have spent (a total of $30) would have been a small price to pay for financial peace of mind and stability. I guarantee much more than $30 slipped through our fingers during those 10 months.”
If you want to read more, you can check out Stacey’s PearBudget review.
Thanks so much for the great review, Stacey!