Do you struggle with a family budget worksheet? Is it hard to stay on top of your finances? Don't worry, you are not alone. There are a lot of families who struggle to live within a budget. Some don't even try. Some try every new budgeting program available. If you are reading this article, it means you are at least one of the proactive ones who is looking for a good solution. Let me suggest 5 good, free sources for budgeting.
First of all you need to know how much money you earn, for some people this is easy you look at your Wθ form and there it is, but for seasonal workers, small business people, it gets a little more complicated than that. If you receive income from a lot of different sources for a realistic value of what you actually earn itemize them, put them down on paper. Include all income, now is not the time to be hide money from the IRS you are just fooling yourself, you need to have factual figures here of your true income otherwise you will actually think you're in good financial shape because you know you got this extra income somewhere, but that's not always true.