More and more people are trying to create a budget to live by these days with the state of the economy. However, many people have never creating a budget before and are doing so for the first time. When you are creating a budget there are three common mistakes that you will want to avoid and they are listed below. _ Mistake _ Not Knowing Exactly What You Spend in Each Category _ It is extremely difficult to create a working budget if you first don't know how much you typically spend in each expense category. This is why it is very important to track your spending for 30 days before creating a monthly budget. You will be surprised by how much you actually spend in each expense area.
Worksheet _ Income Tracking Worksheet _ It is important to know where you are financially. So, filling out a income tracking worksheet will do just that. This is a worksheet where you place all of your income. If you are married or have a partner that contributes to your monthly finances be sure to include their income as well. Only put regularly occurring income on this worksheet such as regular paychecks, child support and alimony. Do not include bonuses or other irregular income.