Title: Hack Your Budget
Intended audience: Graduate students and postdocs
Length: 60 minutes
Summary: This immensely practical workshop shows attendees how they can “hack” their budgets by decreasing their spending in key necessary areas and implementing tricks to make their budgets more effective. The first part of the workshop is a discussion of attendee-submitted local spending data on housing and utilities, transportation, and food. Attendees will be prompted to share frugal strategies in these and other budget categories. The second part of the workshop is a short presentation of effective budgeting strategies to speed progress toward financial goals.
- Discussion of spending data (submitted prior to the workshop) and frugal strategies in:
- Discussion of frugal strategies in other budget categories
- Budget hacks
- Budgeting/tracking software
- Pay yourself first
- Balanced Money Formula
- Targeted savings
- Zero-spend mindset
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