If you follow me over on my YouTube channel, you can see how much I love using my Happy Planner to keep me organized. From budgeting to meal planning to scheduling, it keeps my life together!
Here are some of my favorite planner related items and companies. This page contains affiliate links, which means I get small commissions for purchases you make through links shown here at no extra cost to you. I only recommend items I personally use and appreciate the opportunity to share.
Happy Planner Basics
My favorite planner: Classic Happy Planner – I love Happy Planners because they are functional and you can add and remove items based on the disc system. They are also just super cute!
For budgeting: Budget Extension Pack – I currently make my own budgeting pages but I started with the budgeting extension pack! It was incredible addition to my first Happy Planner.
Favorite Planner Stickers & Etsy Shops
Happy Planner Stickers: Planner Basic Sticker – This is the basics stickers book but I love all the Me And My Big Ideas stickers books. I probably have ten different ones!
Planner Kate Sticker Shop – My favorite sticker shop by far, love all the matte stickers with lots of functional and fun stickers.
Elaine Michelle Studio Sticker Shop – E. Michelle has an awesome budgeting YouTube channel and makes a ton of great stickers I adore with great prices.
Budgeting Stickers: Shay Budget’s Collection by iArtisans – Fellow Youtuber has an awesome budget specific collection with payday and budget related stickers.
Erin Condren Planners & Stickers – Love their monthly stickers even as a Happy Planner girl.
Tombow Dual Brush Pens – Great for writing in my planner and lettering work.
What I Use To Budget
Below are some of the items I use to budget with! I get a lot of questions about what I use with my planners and the apps I use to keep my budget on track every month so I want to share the budgeting tools I use to make budgeting both functional and fun.
Happy Planner – I use my Happy Planner for everything including budgeting! I find writing down my budget and checking in on paper helps me to better remember and makes it feel more real.
Budget Stickers – I use a variety of budget stickers in my videos from Me And My Big Ideas, Erin Condren and various Etsy shops. I’ve linked my favorite budget sticker Etsy shops I use all the time below (affiliate links):
- Elaine Michelle Studio (youtuber & budget stickers)
- Planner Kate (matte budget stickers)
- A Happy Blue Tree (kawaii budget stickers)
- HoneyInked Planner Paperie (clear budget stickers)
- Planner Envy (bright budget stickers)
Every Dollar – My husband and I both use a shared Every Dollar app account where we actively track our spending. This works best for us since my husband doesn’t use a planner and we have joint bank accounts and expenses.
Mint.com – I’ve used Mint for over years as a passive net worth tracker. It’s a more passive option and I don’t actively update it except for once or twice a year when I want to gauge my net worth progress.
Hopefully these tools will help you with your budget whether you love pen and paper or technology!