Are you sick of dealing with trying to come up with some type of budget and you just cannot because you do not have a system that keeps you organized and ready to deal with anything financial? This is why budgeting worksheets come in so handy and can really help you out. There are many different systems to budgeting and you just need the system that works best for you. Here are some options to choose from.
First of all you need to know how much money you earn, for some people this is easy you look at your Wθ form and there it is, but for seasonal workers, small business people, it gets a little more complicated than that. If you receive income from a lot of different sources for a realistic value of what you actually earn itemize them, put them down on paper. Include all income, now is not the time to be hide money from the IRS you are just fooling yourself, you need to have factual figures here of your true income otherwise you will actually think you're in good financial shape because you know you got this extra income somewhere, but that's not always true.