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« on: October 24, 2012 04:35:49 PM »

Decided to share this envelope system wallet I made with you all.

A little over a year ago now the hubs and I took part in Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University program at our church. We thought it was really awesome and we learned a lot and put a lot of good things into practice. While it's taking us a while to get past step 1, we're still motivated and things are definitely moving in the right direction - I recommend it if you hear about it.

Part of the program teaches you to use an envelope system for your finances, so that you spend cash instead of debit. This has made a HUGE difference in our spending habits, however, the paper envelope system wallet that we got with our FP kit is looking at little... well... ragged. So I thought I'd whip something up and see how it worked out.

I'm really pleased with the end result - so here it is!















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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012 04:51:08 PM »

Very cute wallet.  I love the fabric you used.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012 06:00:51 PM »

that's great. my sister-in-law uses that system. she also keeps an envelope in their safe with money their family members recieve as gifts, so they know when the birthday money has been spent.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012 11:25:17 PM »

This is wonderful! I love the fabric too. I would love to be able to sew one of these for my coupons.
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012 04:42:19 PM »

Your wallet rocks and so does Dave Ramsey!!  Congratulations on getting into the envelope system and this lovely wallet will make it so much nicer.  Love the fabric.
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012 04:48:13 PM »

Thanks everyone! I'm loving it. It's totally functional. The fabric is from Ikea, and it matches my purse  - you can see it here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=405733.msg4779656#msg4779656

So, not only am I keeping up with my envelopes, but I'm coordinated too!

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2012 12:56:44 PM »

I would love to be able to sew one of these for my coupons.

Thats what I was thinking!!

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012 07:35:38 PM »

This is great!  I love Dave Ramsey, too, and I think this is a very pretty way to keep your "envelopes"!
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012 10:29:17 AM »

Looks great as well as functional.
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012 11:26:01 AM »

This would totally work for coupons as well. I just tuck my coupons in the category envelope that matches up, but if you weren't doing the envelope system you could just use the envelopes for coupons!
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2012 12:05:09 AM »

I love this.  I don't use the envelope system myself, but a friend does, and he gets many good natured ribbings about his tattered brown-paper-bag financial system.  Smiley
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