With Virtual Envelopes your money is not only safe but you can access your accounts any time from the convenience of your computer at home. You will be able to see the account and sub_account balances for each of the budget categories. You will also be able to move money from one budget category to another when necessary and also move money into your checking account when it's time to pay bills. What could be better? Virtual Envelopes are based on the proven fundamental budgeting technique of Cash Envelopes, but thanks to modern technology can now provide the ultimate safe, convenient, and flexible solution for your monthly money management.
Tip _ Track you spending _ Tracking your spending for 30 days before creating a budget will give you the concrete numbers of how much you spend in each expense category every month. Many people are surprised to see how all the little purchases at up at the end of the month. By knowing how much you typically spend in each expense category you can now plan those expenses for the next month in your budget. _ Tip _ Plan for periodic expenses _ When creating a monthly budget that actually works you will need to plan ahead for periodic expenses such as car insurance (if not paid monthly), yearly car registration, gift giving, school shopping, and insurance deductibles just to name a few. If you estimate these expenses for the year and then divide by 12 you will get an amount that you can save each month for these expenses.