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Budget Basics - Learn Budgeting in Just 30 Minutes

Learn budgeting and create the most simple, powerful budget of your life in under 30 minutes

4.65 / 5.0
8817 students 38 minutes

Created by Jeff Whelpley, offered on Udemy

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This course currently has a bestcourses score of 7.7/10, which makes it a great course to learn from. On our entire platform, only 15% of courses achieve this rating!


Are you ready to create a simple, powerful budget in just 30 minutes? Budget Basics will teach you everything you need to know to start budgeting, transform your relationship with money, and become debt-free.

Why Take This Course?

  • Create a simple, powerful budget that you'll actually use in just 30 minutes
  • Learn how to get out of debt and save money for the future without living like a monk
  • Build a daily budgeting habit that transforms your relationship with money.


Are you in debt? Do you have enough savings? Do know where your money goes every month? Most importantly, does the way you spend money, and the lifestyle it gives you, really make you happy?

If you’re like most Americans, you're probably not as confident as you'd like to be about your finances.

In Budget Basics, you'll learn how to cut unnecessary spending, reach your financial goals, and feel confident that you're spending your money wisely. Whether you're in debt, saving for a new house, or just trying to be better with your money, I'll teach you a simple budgeting habit that will radically transform your relationship with money and help you put your finances on autopilot.

Best of all, you'll learn everything you need to know to build your own budget in just 30 minutes.


Please note that we do recommend you sign up for the free budgeting tool, Swish, during this course. This free tool, however, is not required and there are alternative approaches for setting up your budget that are described.

What you will learn

  • Evaluate the current state of your personal finances using the Budget Grader
  • Learn about 4 of the most popular budgeting techniques
  • Identify which budgeting technique will work best for you
  • Set up your first simple budget


  • No prior knowledge or tools are required for this course.
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  • Price: Free
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 38 minutes
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bestcourses score: 7.7/10

This course is better than many others in its category.