The biggest advantage of Virtual Envelopes is that your money is safe in a banking institution instead of cash in envelopes in your house. Just imagine if you hade robbery, fire, or just plain old forgot where you put that cash envelope with your rent payment. Not a fun time trying to recover that!
I'm a big believer in the notion that cash is king when it comes to paying for items. If you don't have the cash, you can't afford the item and shouldn't buy it. Traditional means of budgeting to help curb spending is the Cash Envelope system. But there are clearly some disadvantages of that. There's also a 21st century version of the Cash Envelope system called Virtual Envelopes. We'll explore how you can implement a Virtual Envelope system using your budgeting worksheets.