I'm a big believer in the notion that cash is king when it comes to paying for items. If you don't have the cash, you can't afford the item and shouldn't buy it. Traditional means of budgeting to help curb spending is the Cash Envelope system. But there are clearly some disadvantages of that. There's also a 21st century version of the Cash Envelope system called Virtual Envelopes. We'll explore how you can implement a Virtual Envelope system using your budgeting worksheets.
Plan Instead of Panic _ But this is no time to panic. It just the time to find out the truth. As one major advertiser tells us, even if it is not good news, it is good to know! When you figure out where your money is going, you will be able to fix it. If you have no idea where your money is going, the problem will just get worse.