Super Exciting, Happy, Happy, Good Times Budgeting Workshop


We have volunteers providing a special series on budgeting. The first half of each session will be lessons and the second is for hands-on budget outlining. We are providing links and resources here. Please remember that this class is provided by volunteers and any advice is only a suggestion.

The main goals of our class is to help you learn to live within your means, help you achieve your goals, and plan for retirement. If you cannot make it to the classes and would like help, please reach out to Nick at the church office (307) 733-3706 and maybe you can work out a time to meet one on one!

WHAT TO BRING: Laptop, Tablet Or Phone With Excel or A Google Login For The Templates Below. We Will Also Have Paper Options Available  

Excel Spreadsheet Sample Budget Click HERE

Google Sheets Sample Budget Click HERE and then "Use Template"

Numbers Sample Budget Spreadsheet Click HERE

Dave Ramsey 7 Baby Steps Video Click HERE

A Good Video Explaining Retirement And Why People Have Trouble Saving Click HERE

Global Perspective on Wealth Calculator Click HERE

Simple Retirement Calculator Click HERE

More Detailed Retirement  From AARP Calculator Click HERE

Social Security Calculator Click HERE

7 Baby Steps

Dave Ramsey's 7 Steps

  1. Save $1,000 for an emergency fund
  2. Pay off all debt (Except your home loan)
  3. Save 3-6 months worth of expenses for an expanded emergency fund
  4. Invest 15% of household income into retirement fund
  5. Save for children’s college fund
  6. Pay off home early
  7. Build wealth and give

Richard's Advice

Richard's advice for financial security (no particular order)

  •     Asses your situation
  •     Track your money (Budgeting Apps can help) 
  •     Set Short Term Goals
  •     Set Long Term Goals
  •     You can set up your own retirement funds beyond what employers set up for you.
  •     Create a budget!
  •     Explore Educational Resources
  •     Seek Professional Guidance from bankers, investors, friends...