Happy & Practical Steps To Make Your Budget Work – Interview With Nick True

Happy & Practical Steps To Make Your Budget Work – Interview With Nick True

Did you know that your D.R.E.A.M.s are totally real and possible to materialize?! No matter how big or small. There just needs to be a little bit of structure in place around your finances, spending, and budgeting in particular.

In this 2 part of the conversation with Nick True from www.mappedoutmoney.com, he shares with us his DREAM process to make budgeting your new favorite activity.

D.R.E.A.M. Budget:

D-determine your current location. Where do you stand? Where all the money is going? No Judgement. Collect all the data.

R- refine your vision. Going for the big picture. Get clear on what you want in life? What should it look like in the next 3 years, what work you want to do, what do you want your family to look like? What are you trying to do? Hobbies? 

Do it as a couple, every quarter. Your vision changes. Adjust accordingly.

Write out:

  1. Bullet points of what life is going to look like in the next 1 yr.
  2. Future journaling for your vision – write a journal entry, as it already happened.

Most people’s dreams are about relationships, which don’t make as much money.  

E – Establish a plan

1 to 2 goals. Map it out for 90 days.

A – Actualize your dream

Make the plan come to life.

M – Make it a habit – for 3 months.

Put it on the calendar.


Anna Sergunina
Anna Sergunina

I passionately believe that in order to live a life of fulfillment and joy, we must genuinely serve each other in any way possible. I found my mission in life to serve others via financial planning. Anna regularly writes about personal finance. Her work appears on Business Insider, Nasdaq, Nerdwallet, among others. Anna is the creator of Money Flow system.

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