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.
Mistake _ Not Planning for Upcoming Expenses _ When you are creating a monthly budget it is always helpful to save a certain amount of money for a given category even if you don't have that expense for the given month. For example, let's say you pay your car insurance every six month. It is important to take your payment and divide it by six. Then, each month you will want to save that amount so you have the insurance payment when it comes due instead of trying to come up with the whole amount in one given month. If you can do this for as many periodic expenses as possible, it will be easier to have a balanced budget each month.