You can easily create your own budgeting worksheets by accessing free worksheets online and then customizing them to your specific needs. This is one area where you definitely don't need to pay money unless, of course, they come with a software program you purchase. However, if you just want to make a list of your income and expenses that you will use to create a budget then you can find plenty of free examples online.
Cut back. My family can enjoy a decent dinner at home for about ฟ. If we went out, that same dinner would probably cost โ. And some meals, like tacos, spaghetti, chicken, or steaks, really do not take that long to make. If you plan to have some leftovers for lunch or another meal, just a little effort can save you quite a bit. We cut back from about 4 meals out to 2 meals out every week. I do not think this makes us suffer, and we save at least 赨 a month.