The biggest advantage of Virtual Envelopes is that your money is safe in a banking institution instead of cash in envelopes in your house. Just imagine if you hade robbery, fire, or just plain old forgot where you put that cash envelope with your rent payment. Not a fun time trying to recover that!
Another good example of the benefits of using a template as you create your budget is the category labeled vacation. While most people don't budget for their vacation on a monthly basis on their budgeting worksheet, experts suggest that you incorporate all of your one time or annual expenses into a workable monthly budget. This way, when vacation time rolls around, you will already have all the funds you need. Think of the other one time or annual expenses in your financial picture that you may need to plan for on a monthly basis.