Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 Financial Workbook

Well, hello there!  It's been a while, now hasn't it?

 Listen, do me a favor... save the lecture about how much of a slacker blogger I am and email it to me instead.  If I get enough, I'll turn them into a book.

So, I've been going through some tough stuff... stuff I can't even talk about now because it's still happening.  It's so stressful.  And since this is all very vague, let me tell you what it's NOT: I'm not getting divorced, I'm not pregnant, and I'm not bankrupt.  Really, it's none of those things.  I'm almost to the end of it, at which time I'll fill you in.  And when I do, you'll be like, "seriously? That was it?  She made it sound like she was facing prison time or something."  It's not prison time.


Let's get on with our post, shall we?  I made a thing!

So, I've shared my budget binder with you before... and it works just fine.  I've used it for years and it's great... but I wanted to change things up a bit.  So I made a financial workbook that has everything I need.

A weekly savings log with a place to list my weekly and yearly savings goals...

A place to write down each bill and mark when paid...

 The weekly budget sheet I've shared with you before (the same, but colorful!)...

 The check register I shared with you (again, colorful!)...

Monthly calendars with a motivational quote...

And pages to list monthly goals and a blank page to paste some vision board stuff to keep me motivated!  There are enough pages to get me through every paycheck, with a check register page for each one.  There are also a few pages not pictured, for helping pay off debt using the snowball method.  We are only a week into the year, but I love it already.  I went to Staples to get it printed and bound and when they showed me the finished product, my heart stopped.  I just loved it.

Office supply stores do that to me.

Now, I am selling this in my Etsy shop... but if you're reading this and you want one, I'll email one to you for free.  Because I love you.  And you're pretty.  I'll even put your name on the front.

Here's to a great financial year!

I would love it if you would follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram!
Thrifty Crafty Girl
I link up at these great parties!


  1. That is awesome and it looks great! I would love to have one. My email is Thank you!! :)

  2. This looks amazing. my emails is thank you :)

  3. Nice to 'see' you again! Hope life gets a little less tough soon. A x

  4. This would so come in handy for me now that I'm on a tight budget since the passing of my husband. He was young, only 52 and though we were debt free, we never thought he would pass at such a young age so things weren't in place as well as they could have been. If you are still sharing, I would love a copy myself. My email is bsl60 at embarqmail dot com. Thanks ever so much for your generosity!! I hope what ever you are going through is resolved very soon. Hugs, Brenda

  5. Oh, please! I'm newly retired and shocked at how much less "expendable" funds are avaluable to play with. I need to be MUCH more careful than I thought!

    1. Oops, my email is Thank you!

    2. Check your inbox my friend, you've got mail!

  6. This looks fabulous and I would love it. Thanks, and I hope your stress drops back to a normal level soon! My email address is

  7. This is just what I need! My husband and I are developing our budget for the year and this would be fabulous! My email address is

  8. Oh, I am so glad to see this post. I've been thinking about you the past few weeks - don't know why but you were on my mind.
    Guess what my big news is? My daughter had twin boys Dec. 28. (They have a big sister who is 8 and a big brother who will be 4 in Feb.)
    All my best to you.
    I love the planner.

  9. Well hello there stranger! Good to hear from you again.

  10. So happy to see you posting here and on Instagram! I would love this if it is still available :) searl7 at comcast dot net

  11. That is a lovely planner. I love office supply stores! My goal and motto for the new year is "living better by consuming less". I have been doing a big decluttering and I don't want
    to bring stuff back into my house! Anyway, just food for thought

    1. Thank you! I love your motto! I've been working on getting rid of stuff, too. For the longest time I kept thinking that all I needed was more storage space. I finally realized that space wasn't the problem, stuff was. Now I try to declutter and buy less stuff. It really is great!

  12. If still available, I would love one! You're the best! Kerry LeWarne - :)

  13. If this is still available, it would be great to get one :) My email is thank you!!


I love all the comments I get from you! Because of an insane amount of spam, I had to turn off anonymous commenting but I'd love it if you'd comment anyway!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...