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SMC Monthly Meeting:Spending Plans/Budgets Are Sexy

Spending Plans Budgets are a necessary evil. They're the only practical way to get a grip on your spending -- and to make sure your money is being used the way you want it to be used.

We will discuss the Secrets to Budgeting Success. Budget Busters, Budgeting Resources, etc. Also, Why it's a Spending Plan and not a Budget.

This will be in Workshop format.

Meeting Agenda:

1. Work and View Current Budgets (Privately of course)

2. Create new or improve current spending plans

3. Find current money drains

4. Find new money

5. I will share Strategic Tips and Information on How to get the most out of your Spending Plan

Items needed for this meeting:

1. Spend at least 1 week tracking your income, every cent you spend write it down or put it in a spread sheet.

2. Bring Your Budget if you have one currently have one. (Take a look in the File Section, A few Budget Template are there for you to use)

3. Bring your last 2-3 months of bank statements, either in paper or if you have a laptop. Free Wifi is available. ( I use or to track my spending,

If you want to use one of those you can start using it today and have that for our meeting.


***If you do not have a budget or are not able to track your spending that is fine, still attend the meeting***

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  • L. Lovely S.

    I soooo wanted to be there, but volunteering at church ran over. Is there a way to get the information/slides from last night to those of us who were unable to attend?

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Ashley

    Great chick chat full of vital information that many of us implemented immediately. I never saw myself on a budget, but after leaving I created a workable budget with power wallet that was an eye opener for me! Wow..Andrea thanks for providing this free opppurtunity with wonderful women to share it with..

    2 · August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative. I loved how resources were shared between participants. Thanks Andrea

    2 · August 18, 2013

  • Sable B.

    Great meeting, lots of great questions and sharing of valuable money saving ideas. Andrea, Thanks for answering all our questions for practical things we can do. I think, we all left being a smarter money chick.

    3 · August 18, 2013

  • Christine H.

    The meeting today was great. Andrea, thank you for the info. Because of you and the other ladies, I came home and logged onto Mint and updated everything and created new budgets. It was an eye opening experience to say the least! LOL

    2 · August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an awesome meetup! This was my first one and I am looking forward to attending more. Very informative.

    3 · August 17, 2013

  • Sarah E.

    I thought it started at 12:30! Sorry I will make it next time.

    August 17, 2013

  • Niecey

    Sorry I overslept will catch the next one it wouldn't let me change my RSVP

    August 17, 2013

  • Shell

    Sorry ladies, having car trouble will have to catch you next time

    August 17, 2013

  • Andrea

    Main room

    August 17, 2013

  • Stephanie

    It seems I may get there a little early....which room will we be in?

    August 17, 2013

  • Ms. L.

    Hopefully I'm able to make it have to put my truck in the shop.

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok. I feel silly because I did not look at the meeting agenda until now.:-(

    August 17, 2013

    • Andrea

      It is totally fine to still attend.

      August 17, 2013

  • Asia F E.

    I am not able to make it on Saturday. An personal emergency came up. Hope you all enjoy the upcoming meeting.

    August 16, 2013

  • Taleace S.

    I will not be able to make it

    August 15, 2013

  • Amanda G.

    See you guys there.

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Want to accomplish my long range financial goals so need to create a plan to meet those goals.

    August 11, 2013

  • Shannon

    I have to work this weekend. Hope to catch the next one!

    August 8, 2013

  • Tiffany K.

    Wish I could make it, but my family will be in town.

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • Arnita J.

    Will be working every Sat this month.

    August 4, 2013

  • Yolanda

    Looking forward to meeting new people

    July 31, 2013

  • Thelema M.

    Looking forward to joining you, enjoying the comradery, and being an informed and productive member

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, Andrea for your warm.welcome!

    July 20, 2013

  • DeeJay

    I look forward to expanding my financial knowledge, and becoming more savvy.

    July 18, 2013

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