About Try Budgeting with Donna

Life Will Get in Your Way – How to Regain Momentum

Yes, life will get in your way of our best laid plans – even when it comes to budgeting wisely.  As you see it has happened to me a few times here with my blog.  Question is – how do we regain our momentum when we return.

Some may feel embarrassed and just give up, never come back.  Not me, as I care and want to help others, like you, to master living on less than you bring in every month. It’s not easy.  Wise budgeting practices must stay in the forefront of all you are doing even when life gets in your way – maybe I should say, especially when life gets in your way.

As I pick up where I left off, I hope you will stay with me and support my endeavors putting new techniques and ideas I have found into place to simplify your budgeting process.

Yes, I am back and for starters I am committing to a new weekly post every week.  Thank you for bearing with me.

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Let’s Create A Vision Board for 2022 Together

I want to share my first Zoom broadcast, just click the link or image to watch in a new window.

Let’s Create A Vision Board for 2022

Your Assignment:

Call two or three friends over for coffee and fun. Once completed share your board in the comments. Look forward to seeing YOUR visions.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Create Vision Boards

Let’s get focused on the New Year now!

Let’s Create A Vision Together for 2022

Let’s get focused on the New Year now!

Creating A Vision

With less than a week are you ready to commit to changing your life to something amazing by 2022?

It all begins with a vision that you create NOW. Start by gathering the following materials from what you already have lying around somewhere:

  1. 1. Background – This is simply a sheet of paper to start.
  2. 2. Content – grab a magazine or two, newspaper, fliers, junk mail – yes, even that junk mail lying around before it hits the trash can be re purposed.
  3. 3. Scissors
  4. 4. Glue or scotch tape
  5. 5. Pens or markers
  6. 6. A comfy spot at your table with cup of coffee
  7. 7. Add as few good friends…

Now let’s begin…

Let’s Create A Vision Together for 2022!

Join me on Tuesday evening, December 28, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Register EARLY!  Click the link below:

Create Your 2022 Vision

Self Improvement Wise Budgeting

Back in the Saddle Again to Help YOU

Hi Folks,

I am back again to try to help you and your finances. Life can pull us in many directions. I realize now that I am being called to try to help as many people as I can get back on track and help you find true happiness from within. This video lets you hear me tell my story again of my past and how I came to where I am.

Please leave a comment and let me know how I can help you. I would love to send you my first budgeting form I used to get started – if you would like it, please send me an email at and I will get it to you. Yes folks, I am back in the saddle again to help YOU better manage your finances.


Self Improvement Wise Budgeting

Wise Budgeting -The Choice for Your Financial Success

It took me several years of my life and several failures in that time to finally realize wise budgeting is the best choice for your financial success. I wish I had got it sooner, but I have been thinking “how can I help others with the experience and knowledge of trial and error over the years” so they don’t have to go it alone.

It Began With A Realization

As I sat back and thought about this blog, and my experience, suddenly it all became clear. It began with a realization I have developed a valuable skill that can help others to master there finances as I have and without going it alone. It takes time, and a certain kind of love and compassion to get people who are struggling financially, perhaps from credit cards or student loans, or whatever to a place where they can feel in control of there destiny.

First: Set A Mind Goal – You Can Do This!

Together, we can set a mind goal that you can do this, no matter where you are right now. For many, like myself, I realized I was in a state of lostlessness and wondering what was going to happen to me. Then, one day my stepdad made one statement that changed everything – he said “of all the people, I always thought you would be the one to succeed!”

Suddenly I felt I had disappointed him and my mother in some way, and I felt awful, I had to change and I had to do it NOW! He gave me some suggestions, and that night I started on a new journey to change my situation. By the end of the first year from that day, I had my first real A-ha moment ever as I started doing my taxes. I then challenged myself to do it another year, and document the process.

Next: Laying Out The Plan

You see, you have to start laying out the plan for success from where you are TODAY and move forward in a progression of steps over a period; with reinforcement and coaching. I have a lot of information here, but it can be overwhelming just what to do when. I have found that sometimes we can get lost in too much information. For this very reason, I have decided to create a webinar series that will take you from now, step by step through a customized process tailored to your own specific needs.

The Wise Budgeting System In A Box

This webinar series will be my flagship coaching program – THE WISE BUDGETING SYSTEM IN A BOX – and I will be there for you every step of the way to make sure you are following through as I know, like me, you can do this! I have not started the actual series yet, but just want to see how much interest there is in such a program to help you master your finances and stop living paycheck to paycheck over time.. Never in a million years did I ever think I would be able to ever retire from my day job, let alone have my own place. Well, I believe if I can make that happen for me, I can help create a wise budget for yourself as well and see some of your dreams come true.

I will stay in touch throughout the process – and when this course is ready for release you will be one of the first recipients.

Connect With Others – Wise Budgeting Powwow!

In addition I believe it is important to join with others who are struggling for lack of a budget or financial direction, and want to open up a private forum where you can connect with others in a WISE BUDGETING POWWOW! .If you are interested in helping make your idea reality and would like to join WB POWWOW of others seeking budgeting help – click the link below and introduce yourself in the Wise Budgeting Powwow and describe your current situation and where you would like to be in say six months.

So what are you waiting for?  Join the WB POWWOW on Clouthub Now.