What is Back to Budgeting Basics?

Back to Budgeting Basics is a self-paced online course that offers a customizable step-by-step action plan for creating and maintaining a budget that you're excited to stick to every month. Have student loans? Want to travel or buy a house? You can do all of this and more with a budget!
What is Back to Budgeting Basics?

What will you learn?

  • Learn my unique strategy for setting short-term and long-term financial goals

  • Get my step-by-step formula for creating an easy budget

  • Learn how and why you should budget with multiple bank accounts

  • Get exclusive hacks for sticking to your money routine

Save More Money in Less Time

An easy step-by-step guide to managing your money

Course Contents

  • 7 Lessons

    Lessons include video presentations and direct to camera videos with instructor.

  • Budget Templates

    Customizable Excel spreadsheets and step-by-step visual walk-throughs.

  • 2 Workbooks

    Printable workbooks with exercises for setting goals and analyzing spending.

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What the course looks like.

Who is this program for?

From broke with no budget to actually saving every month!

If you're unsure of where your money is going every month and you're tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck, I know how you feel. I've been there. 

Buried underneath a pile of debt from furnishing my new home, I was living paycheck-to-paycheck, strapped for cash unable to save. However, after desperately needing a change, I dusted off my budget and years later I feel so much more in control of my finances. 

Now I'm taking everything that I've learned about budgeting and will help you break through those roadblocks holding you back from realizing your dreams.

About Your Financially Savvy Instructor

  • Danielle Desir

    Travel Finance Strategist | Writer | Podcaster

    Danielle Desir

    I'm the founder of The Thought Card an award-winning travel finance blog and podcast empowering you to make informed financial decisions - afford to travel more, pay off debt and build wealth. I've traveled to 26 countries, paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years and bought a house at 27 years old. My goal is to help you live life on your own terms by creating a budget which aligns with your goals and values.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for anyone interested in learning how to master their budget. Regardless of where you are starting from, you will leave this course informed and equipped with the know-how to budget consistently every month.

  • How will the course be delivered?

    The Back to Budgeting Basics course is hosted through Thinkific. Thinkific is the online course platform that I use to deliver all of the course presentations, videos, notes, workbooks and spreadsheets. After enrolling in the course you will need to create your login credentials to access the course.

  • Any tips for completing the course?

    Yes! I recommend taking a break after each lesson. We cover a lot of information in each lesson so take short breaks and complete the tasks before moving on. I also recommend completing the course in chronological order since the lessons build on each other.

  • Do you offer refunds?

    This course comes with a 10 day refund policy so if it isn't right for you, you can get your money back no problem. Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com with your refund request.

  • How long do you have access to the course?

    You have lifetime access the course and course updates as long as the course is live online. You can also download all slides, workbooks, and spreadsheets.

  • Does the course cover multiple bank accounts?

    Yes, we cover organizing multiple bank accounts in Lesson 3. I share how to think through which expenses or goals get their own bank accounts and how to set up your banking work flow.