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Watch SkimmU: Budgeting for the Big Stuff

April 2, 2021

In our second SkimmU course, we teamed up with Shannon McLay, CEO and founder of The Financial Gym, to talk about how to hit some of your biggest bucket-list goals. You know, like becoming a homeowner, confidently adding a tiny plus-one to your fam, and planning a big vacation (one day). Check out the pre-coursework, then watch the recording above.


  • Once you have a big goal, research all the related costs. Then break it down into smaller parts, based on your timeline.

  • Naming your savings account, automating monthly contributions, and celebrating small wins can help you reach your goals faster.

  • Don't let setbacks throw you off course — everything you do financially is fixable.

  • Before making big lifestyle changes (hi, buying a home and starting a family), test-drive what your new budget would be.

  • You can put aside money for upcoming trips every month – especially if travel is a non-negotiable for you.

‎Budgeting for the Big Stuff may be behind us, but you can put what you learned into practice by doing your post-course HW. Then check out our other classes.

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