Plan Instead of Panic _ But this is no time to panic. It just the time to find out the truth. As one major advertiser tells us, even if it is not good news, it is good to know! When you figure out where your money is going, you will be able to fix it. If you have no idea where your money is going, the problem will just get worse.
The purpose of a budget worksheet is to help align your earnings and spending with your savings and financial goals. A budget worksheet gives you a solid, workable plan to reach your goals, whether that is saving for retirement, a vacation, or a child's college fund _ Because here is the catch: next time you hear yourself saying "I wish I had more money" ask yourself what are you doing about it. Most people don't have an answer to that question, so they spend their time wishing. Over and over, the statement is said with no action.