Your next task is to identify all your expense areas whether they're irregular or not. Set up two columns for each pay period (as shown below); IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE HERE The first column called "Bdgt" is the portion of your income that each expense area will be assigned. The total of this column should never exceed the income you receive for that period. The second column "Used" shows a negative amount and is a record of what has been spent from that period. The beauty of this system is that it will always give you a running balance.
Imagine paying off all of your credit cards and being able to save that amount each and every month. Perhaps you are saving for a home and finding the process lengthy. While it is easy to get discouraged, by living within a budget you have a good chance of finding money for almost any need you have