Traditional Approach: Cash Envelopes for all your Spend Categories _ One past useful money budgeting technique was to set up your saving and bill paying system using cash envelopes. Basically the cash envelope system consists of keeping separate envelopes for your spending categories and populating them with cash from your income source. Then when a bill comes due or you need to go shopping for food or an item you need, you simply pay for it with cash from the appropriate envelope _
Budgeting Worksheet Tip : How to Handle Irregular Income or Expenses _ One of the most difficult parts of budgeting that people tell me they struggle with is how to budget for those irregular expenses such as real estate taxes or car insurance that are due twice a year. Another difficulty is for irregular income if someone is on commission or business_related income. Most of the worksheets do not handle these irregular income or expense situations very well, making the budget inaccurate and unreliable or rely on considerable self_adjustments by the user. A really good worksheet should have the ability to handle irregular incomes and expenses with ease. Our budgeting worksheet has a Paycheck Allocator that makes this process easy_to_do and painless.