Worksheet _ Expense Worksheet _ This is another worksheet that you use to find out where you are today. This worksheet is an estimate of what your monthly expenses are. This worksheet should have household expenses, auto expenses, food expenses, medical expenses, and all other area where you spend money each month. This will give you a rough estimate of your expenses each month. _ Worksheet _ List of Creditors Worksheets _ On this worksheet you will want to list all the people you owe money. This includes credit card payments, pay day loans, and friends and family. You will want to list the name of the creditor, the amount due, and how many months (if any) you are in default.
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.