Tip _ Allow Yourself Some Mad Money _ The best tip you can have when creating a monthly budget is to allow some mad money for yourself and spouse in the budget. This is the number one reason most budgets fail and people do not continue using a monthly budget. The resentment of not being able to spend any money makes people frustrated and then they stop tracking their spending all together. If you allow yourself and your spouse even a small amount of money to be spent on anything you wish without having to confer with the other person, your budget will have a much better chance of being successful. If money is tight just allowing a very small amount will help keep the resentment at bay.
By the time you finish reading this you'll have a practical plan to take the first steps to becoming debt free. Budget Worksheets lead the way! _ There a number of tools available to build free budget worksheets and choose the one that is appropriate for you. It could be a spreadsheet on the computer, a ledger book that you pick up at an office supplies store, or a piece of paper and a pencil. The important thing is that you take just six steps to life in a debt free world.