I Can't: Budget

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Event Overview

This is a virtual class.


Feel like everyone else has their finances figured out while you’re pretending everything’s fine?

Is looking at your bank account or credit card statement difficult?

Would you rather [insert every horrible thing] than look at your finances and figure out how to organize them into a useable budget?

Have you been wanting to start a budget forever but the overwhelm is real and stopping you?

Does starting a budget feel pointless because you don’t know where to begin or won’t stick to it?

I Can’t: Budget is for you.

"I've met with other folks before who help people to better manage their personal finances but Chloe is the most down-to-earth and approachable one I've worked with so far. Her transparency and honesty around her process was refreshing and made everything feel that much more attainable (who else actually posts their monthly budget forecast and actual spending for the public to view and learn from?). It was fun (budgeting can be fun!), entertaining, REAL and I Iearned so much from the process. Also, SUPER amazing value for how much I spent. I am walking away from this feeling empowered and excited to start my own journey of making my money work for me. Thank you Chloe and thank you Saya for putting this together!”

Making a budget has been on your to-do list forever. One of those things you’ll get around to eventually, but eventually never seems to actually arrive. Plus, you’re not the only one, right? Only 41% of American households actually follow a budget, right? But wouldn’t it be nice to get ahead for once? Wouldn’t it be nice to have control over your finances and not worry about how you’re going to cover next month’s or even next week’s bills? In this workshop, Chloe Daniels (aka Clo Bare) takes us through how to create a budget that aligns with your priorities. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have created your very own personalized budget, understand how to update it as you go, and also have loads of tips on how to stay on budget, save more money, and even start to invest in that retirement fund.

"I recently attended an 'I Can't Budget' workshop with Clo Bare and absolutely loved it (& her!). First off, her energy and enthusiasm for such a dry topic is so welcomed and awesome. Not only do I want her to help me with my finances, but I want to be her friend. Clo Bare introduced me to 'values based spending and savings' and raised my awareness around my money story. While I've always been aware of my 'money story', I didn't realize how it was holding me back. After this workshop, I feel like I finally have the tools, mindset and strategy to help me feel 'in control' of my money and know that it's ok to spend because I've already saved and accounted for everything else."

"Learning about budgeting from Chloe is like sitting down with an extremely knowledgeable friend, except minus the fear of that friend judging you for struggling with money. No matter where you are in your budgeting journey -- just starting out, mostly under control, or ready to dive into the world of investing -- Chloe has great information and resources to share. For the first time in a long time, I didn't feel anxious talking about money, because I knew that for once, I was talking with someone who understood the struggle, and who would give advice and tips without judgment.”


Chloe Daniels is a personal finance blogger and financial coach who started her debt-free and financial independence journey in 2018 when she was saddled with $70k in debt from her student loans and car loan. Within a year of deciding to finally tackle her personal finance, and get serious about paying off debt, Clo Bare managed to pay off $20k in debt, while still paying cash for five international trips in one year and saving more than $13k in the process on her five-figure income. A year later, she started investing in real estate, paid off another $20k in debt, bumped her retirement savings up to $110k, and is now on track to retire by 46. Despite having studied English and Spanish and being terrible with money in her early 20’s, Clo Bare is a self-taught budgeting and investing fanatic whose passion is to teach, share, start conversations, create safe spaces to be vulnerable, and answer questions about adulting your money. Website / Twitter / Instagram / Facebook

I Can’t: Budget is part of Mac & Cheese Productions ' I Can't series, where adults state they're unable to do something, they try it/learn about it with a bunch of other adults who also "can't," and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, "That wasn't so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good for me! What's next?!" Past I Can'ts have included yoga, improv, draw, have a dog, side hustle, and buy a home. To see other current offerings head here.

To Bring

  • 2-4 weeks of your spending and income–preferably 4 weeks so you can see all your monthly expenses. You can either keep track leading up to the event or you can print out/have handy your bank account transactions and credit card transactions so you can go through what you spent while we’re creating the budget. These numbers are for your eyes only and you will not be asked to share them.

  • A device with Zoom downloaded on it and the ability to connect to the internet

  • Note taking materials

  • Food/drink if you’d like; eating during class a-ok!

Minimum age

1 years or older

Cancellation Policy

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A TEDx speaker and one of Brazen Careerist' s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, Saya has discovered how to turn her love of creating community, challenging herself and those around her, and enjoying life to its fullest into her “job.” Via her company Mac & Cheese Productions℠, she helps others (and herself) live a Life of Yes℠. Saya is from Evanston, went to Boston College, and resides in Chicago.

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