Taking action can be the hardest part to the entire process. Just getting started is what stops most people dead in their tracks, content with wishing and blaming their situation on anything else. Truth is, if you never take action, you can't ever get past the wishing stage. So how do you get started? You need to first state to yourself that you will take action. Action is what will be required of you to make your financial goals a reality. Next, you need to discuss your plans with someone else. It can be anyone, whether a partner, your children, a friend or even a co_worker. Telling someone about it gives you accountability towards your goals and doesn't let you off the hook for it.
Worksheet _ Repayment of Debt Worksheet _ You will need one of these worksheets for each creditor you have. Each month when you make a payment, you will record it on this worksheet and bring down the balance after each payment has been made. Worksheet _ Monthly Financial Report _ On your monthly financial report is where you will enter your income and all your expenses for the month. By filling out this worksheet correctly you will find out if you are operating your household budget in the black or the red. Worksheet _ Monthly Budget Worksheet _ Now that you have filled out your monthly financial report you can work on your monthly budget. You can see where you can cut expenses in order to run your household with money left over at the end of the month.