Most of us went all the way through school with little or no education on how to budget money. We learned a lot of useless stuff and evidently money was rated below that. Why don't they teach this in school well it could be because very few people have learned how to budget money including teachers. _ There are three things you need to know before you can even start to set up a budget. You need to know your income, you need to know your expenses,, and then you have to make adjustments so that your income is greater than your expenses. Pretty straightforward stuff right? Except very few people actually budget their money.
In order to track you spending you will need the following two budget worksheets: Weekly Expenses Report Worksheet _ On this worksheet you will record all the spending for a given week. You will want to have four copies of this worksheet for a given month. Carry it with you to record expenses or make a habit of recording expenses at the end of the day with your daily receipts. Make sure to include a description of the item, the date purchased, the amount and the expense category. You will also want to write down how you paid for the item whether by cash, check, or credit card. This will give you a very detailed report of your weekly spending.