Is It Worth Spending Money On a Budgeting System? Plus a Budget Focus Giveaway!

What can you get for five bucks? A coffee at your favorite coffee shop. A bucket of popcorn at the theater. A box of cereal and a container of cookies. All fun things, and items people often toss out five dollars for without much thought.

But what if? What if, for just five dollars per month, you could find financial security and peace? What if, instead of blowing a few bucks here and a few bucks there, with nothing to show for it, you could put just five dollars each month into getting yourself on the right track with your budget? Would it be worth it? Well, I’d say it would be very worth it.

If you are ready to be in control of your money, I really want to encourage you to sign up for BudgetFocus. It is such a simple system, and it will walk you through every aspect of setting up and sticking with a budget. For as little as $5/month ($59.99 for an annual plan), you’ll be all set up with a spread sheet, online envelope system, and all the guidance you need to set up and stick to a workable budget for your family.


Five dollars a month.  That is a tiny price to pay for a system that can change how you manage your money. What a breath of fresh air! BudgetFocus even offers everyone a free 14 day trial period just so you can get started and see how great it is. After that, you can pay monthly, or purchase a discounted twelve-month plan – a very inexpensive resource for budgeting!

Now here’s the very fun question for you:  Who wants to win a year’s worth of Budget Focus services for free?! BudgetFocus is giving away two annual plans this week. Interested in winning? Leave a comment on this post for a chance. I’ll draw two random winners on Wednesday, April 2. Be watching for a post stating the winners as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen.

In the meantime, check into the pricing plans offered by BudgetFocus. Try it for free, then consider investing in all they offer you. It’s money well spent. After all, what do you have after spending five dollars on cookies? I think we all know. :)  But five dollars for a budgeting system? Relaxed, stress free financial planning. Love it!


  1. Melissa says

    I would love a chance to win. Lately I’ve been thinking I need to be more diligent about budgeting. Thanks for the giveaway offer! :)


  2. Rebecca Scott says

    Would love to win this! We’ve been looking for a budget/cash tracking system that follows the envelope system.


  3. Lovegreenbeans says

    I’d love a chance to win as we are a self employed family and I always figured it was too hard to have a “pre populated” budgeting system. Thank you!!


  4. Laura says

    I’d love to win this! Budgeting has gotten pushed to the side (3 kids born in the last 2 years) and just this week we started about getting back on track. This would be perfect!


  5. Debbie says

    Oh, this sounds so perfect; we would love to win this opportunity! Thanks for sharing the budgeting site with everybody, Laura!


  6. Christine Houghtaling says

    I am interested in starting a monthly budgeting system especially for groceries, eating out and other misc. spending.


  7. Catherine Pate says

    I hope I win! My husband and I are currently trying the 14 day free trial. I will purchase the year plan regardless, but how fun it would be if it were free. :)


  8. Jade Ingram says

    Yes, that sounds like a fantastic way to get my finances in order. I have just started to put a budget on a spreadsheet for March and am seeing where my money is going. It would be nice to have a user-friendly tool!


  9. Amanda Pennington says

    Oh my goodness, I would love this! Hubby and I can’t agree on a money management system…


  10. Bea Vogus says

    Would love to win this! I am a late-bloomer to budgeting but it is obvious that it can make all the difference.


  11. Yvette says

    This looks like something that I could use as well as get for our adult children! Thank you for your helpful and informational posts.


  12. sandy says

    Would love to win this. I’ve been looking at budget templates that would be easy for me to update and hubby to understand. So far, nada! Using a budgeting system like this may be the answer.


  13. Crystal says

    Budgeting is so hard for me. I’ve tried programs before but never felt like they were worth it…maybe this one would be different.


  14. Jaclyn says

    Just curious how this is different than and their budgeting features? I think is free?

    I would still love to win this! ;-)


  15. Denise Frederick says

    I would love a chance to win!
    My husband has been laid off…and getting a better handle on our budget would be wonderful!


  16. Jen says

    Creating and following a more strict budget to help pay off debt is something I have felt called to lately. This would be a great resource to help us on that journey!!


  17. TamelaCamp says

    I would love to win this. I just found out my daughter is getting married and I have 2 in college, I could really use this right now. Thanks for the chance to win!


  18. Mara says

    Would love to win this! I signed up for the free trial and it looks like a great system to keep up with the monthly budget. :)


  19. Marie says

    Oh my, we need help with our finances and haven’t stuck to a budget in years. I’m going to try the 14 day free trial as soon as I finish sorting through all my piles. I only have 2 piles left!


  20. Tina Reed says

    This would be great! We have been working on our budget and looking for just the right tools :) Thanks for the opportunity!


  21. Megan D. says

    I would love to win this. I became a single mom 10 months ago and need help with doing a budget. It was never my job before.


  22. Stacy says

    This is something I really need help with. We are debt free except for our house which will be paid off in 3 years, but I still don’t know how to budget and make the most of our money. It just seeps out somewhere and we don’t make it work for us. We are a one income family of six and that income is only 5 figures, so we just choose to do without what a lot of people think are necessities. I want to be a better steward of what the Lord blesses us with and allow it to prosper so that we can be more giving. Thanks for the opportunity to try this system.


    Melissa Miller Reply:

    This looks great. We have been doing the cash envelope system for awhile and this would be so much less time consuming. We signed up for the 14 day trial. Thank you for sharing it with us. Hope to win!


  23. Jessica says

    I think u r an answer to prayer. We need something like this so much. Maybe this is a way to push use into trying a budget. God is so good.


  24. Alli says

    I would love to win this! I’m getting married this summer and in the process of buying our first house. On top of that, neither one of us are great with saving money and we’re trying to find a budget system to use that works for us.


  25. Sherry Willis says

    This sounds like an excellent program. I tried to start on mvelopes but never did it. Oh how I would like to win this! :)


  26. Krista says

    I would love to win this! I, like so many others on here have mentioned, have a problem sticking with a budget and making the most of our income. It just seems to find a way of disappearing. I’ll have to try the 14 day free trial if I don’t win. :-) Thanks!


  27. Susan Parker says

    I would love to win this..slowly climbing our way out of debt, this would be a great tool.



  28. Angela says

    This is very timely for our family … we are in desperate need (after 17 years of marriage) to get our financial house in order.


  29. Monika says

    We need a budget. Ugh. I don’t even like to think about it. Anything that would make it easier to put together and keep track of would be a blessing.


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