So, what is mad money and why is it so important when creating a budget. First of all, mad money is a certain amount of money that is set aside in the budget for yourself and your spouse. This money can be used by each party for whatever he or she chooses. For instance, if the budget does not allow for a month facial, the woman in the relationship could take her fun money and get a month facial if she so chooses
I'm a big believer in the notion that cash is king when it comes to paying for items. If you don't have the cash, you can't afford the item and shouldn't buy it. Traditional means of budgeting to help curb spending is the Cash Envelope system. But there are clearly some disadvantages of that. There's also a 21st century version of the Cash Envelope system called Virtual Envelopes. We'll explore how you can implement a Virtual Envelope system using your budgeting worksheets.