Friday, June 19, 2015

Straight Browsing from the Library: The Only Budget Book by Lauren A. Welch

EXCITING NEWS: The author is offering $3 off the purchase of her book if you buy it from her website and use the coupon code BOOKTOUR (expires 6/21/15)

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Lauren will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


Do you find the idea of cleaning toilets more interesting (and even more rewarding!) than talking about budgets? Does having (and following) a budget scare you?

Do you want to successfully live with a budget but no matter what you have tried, you have not been able to successful make, keep and track your financial life with a budget?

This electronic, downloadable book is written to anyone looking to get into, fall in love (or back in love) with or receive tips and resources to get started on the right track to being successful financially, with budgets.

It sure is the dreaded b..b…b “B” word and for good reason! Budgets make people scared, confused and self conscious and let’s be honest, most of the time we would rather just not do it. If this is you, grab this good read and get back on track.

Lauren writes in a fun but educational way that brings the important topic the time and respect it needs.

Once downloaded and saved or printed, it can truly be “The only Budget Book” you will ever need.

…and thank goodness for that!


New phones? Sure! Of course! No problem. Where does the money come from? Who cares! There goes your budget plan. New car? Sure! Of course! No Problem! (see where I am going?) While a budget is a livable, breathing document and changes can be made, changes need to be made carefully and with consideration. If there is no room in the budget this month, there might be room next month. If it is a necessity, how can you make changes to move money over for this purchase?

It seems like you are ready to get to work! You have found, planned for, and killed anything keeping you from financial success, communicated with your spouse or accountability partner and learned how to work through financial challenges. Are you ready?!


Lauren Welch is an Accredited Financial Counselor, a financial counselor and owner of Thrive Financial Counseling. Lauren has clocked many hours working with individuals. children, high schoolers and families with financial challenges from debt disasters, the brick of bankruptcy, messy budgets and educating individuals without any past financial education to grow successfully and believe in themselves as managers of their money. Lauren specializes in working one-on-one with families to come up with money management plans, budgets and debt payment plans that work with each unique family. Lauren has a unique way of looking at financial challenges, opportunities for change, and helping people learn financial skills to last a lifetime.

Lauren focuses on the importance of individuals of our community, working with non-profits to help provide education, being proactive vs. reactive to the helping support their needs to be financially sufficient and empowered to getting out of poverty.

In April 2015, Lauren self-published her first e-book, The Only Budget Book, (you will ever need and thank goodness for that!) to impress the importance of the #1 tool in financial success, making, keeping and utilizing a realistic budget.

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  1. Thank you for hosting me on your blog! Make sure you check out the discount for tour of BLOGTOUR for purchasing the e-book from my website.
    Also I would love your feedback on this question, why do you think it is so important to write (and to read?) a book about budgets?

  2. If you didn't like writing books, what would you do for a living?

  3. Sounds like a wonderful book, thanks for sharing, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book.

  4. Mai T - Great question! This the first book I have written. I do a lot of blog and article writing but I am a financial counselor and do a lot of non-profit work in the past and currently!

  5. This sounds like a book I really need. Entering under the name of Virginia

  6. Sounds essential for everyone! Thank you for sharing!