Do you struggle with a family budget worksheet? Is it hard to stay on top of your finances? Don't worry, you are not alone. There are a lot of families who struggle to live within a budget. Some don't even try. Some try every new budgeting program available. If you are reading this article, it means you are at least one of the proactive ones who is looking for a good solution. Let me suggest 5 good, free sources for budgeting.
Your next task is to identify all your expense areas whether they're irregular or not. Set up two columns for each pay period (as shown below); IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE HERE The first column called "Bdgt" is the portion of your income that each expense area will be assigned. The total of this column should never exceed the income you receive for that period. The second column "Used" shows a negative amount and is a record of what has been spent from that period. The beauty of this system is that it will always give you a running balance.