In today's economy, many people are wondering how they can gain control of the finances. They need to reduce their spending and start living on a budget. Now more than ever, we need to start living within our means and not spend more than we make. Using budget worksheets is the first step to gain control of your spending and improve your finances. The top 10 worksheets you should be using are listed below:
Your next task is to identify all your expense areas whether they're irregular or not. Set up two columns for each pay period (as shown below); IMAGE NOT AVAILABLE HERE The first column called "Bdgt" is the portion of your income that each expense area will be assigned. The total of this column should never exceed the income you receive for that period. The second column "Used" shows a negative amount and is a record of what has been spent from that period. The beauty of this system is that it will always give you a running balance.