Finally, you need to total that last column so that you can reconcile it with your bank account. IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE HERE This amount should always equal your bank account precisely. If it is then you're doing well.If it doesn't then you know you've missed some source of income or some expenses haven't been included in the "Used" column yet. Age: 33 Married with 4 children. My Qualifications. Bachelor in Business _ (Double Major in Accounting & Marketing from Edith Cowan University) Working as a College Bursar with over Ūm in annual revenue. My Story I first got excited about business and money when I was about 18 when my father introduced me to a network marketing scheme called Omegatrend. It was an off_shoot from the US' Amway. I worked every available moment trying to make this work for the next 3 years to no avail and finally decided to get a life when I met my wife to be.
Almost everybody I know, which includes me, has let a budget get out of control at one time or another. I really think it used to be able to control personal finances because it was not as easy to spend money. As I work on my own budget, and as I speak to people I know, here are some common problems that get people in trouble. Debit and Credit Cards. It is just so easy to buy things by swiping a piece of plastic that we lose track of how much money we spend. A decade or so ago we spent cash or wrote checks. It made us think about spending money more as we had to carry enough money or go through the act of writing and recording our checks.