Tip _ Track you spending _ Tracking your spending for 30 days before creating a budget will give you the concrete numbers of how much you spend in each expense category every month. Many people are surprised to see how all the little purchases at up at the end of the month. By knowing how much you typically spend in each expense category you can now plan those expenses for the next month in your budget. _ Tip _ Plan for periodic expenses _ When creating a monthly budget that actually works you will need to plan ahead for periodic expenses such as car insurance (if not paid monthly), yearly car registration, gift giving, school shopping, and insurance deductibles just to name a few. If you estimate these expenses for the year and then divide by 12 you will get an amount that you can save each month for these expenses.
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.