Alternative Approach: Use Virtual Envelopes for most of your Spend Categories _ In today's electronic world, there's a version of the envelope system that can take the old proven approach and revamp it for the 21st century: Virtual Envelopes. Built on the solid foundation of the Cash Envelope system, Virtual Envelopes works seamlessly with your existing cash envelopes and your budgeting worksheets. The only difference from Cash Envelopes is that for some budget categories you will now deposit the cash into your bank or credit union and manage those categories online, or "virtually." Hence, the term Virtual Envelopes.
Simple Family Budget Fixes _ Understand that most families do not get into trouble because of big expenses. They get into financial hot water much more slowly than that. These people may just spend a few dollars more than they make, but they do it over a period of time. So the problem just gets worse. Here are some solutions that others have used to save from 贄 _ 躔 a month without giving up things they need or really enjoy.