Setting up a budgeting worksheet isn't a hard chore. In fact, if you like using spreadsheets it can actually become quite enjoyable. The beauty of a budgeting worksheet is that you can see all your numbers at a quick glance in an easy to read format. It's instantly editable so changes can be made on the run and will save considerably on white_out. And perhaps the best feature, is that you can always keep a history of your transactions (depending on your hard_drive space).
You can easily create your own budgeting worksheets by accessing free worksheets online and then customizing them to your specific needs. This is one area where you definitely don't need to pay money unless, of course, they come with a software program you purchase. However, if you just want to make a list of your income and expenses that you will use to create a budget then you can find plenty of free examples online.