I'm a fan of MS Excel _ my apologies for those who have issues with Microsoft _ because I find its powerful calculations are easy to manipulate to help me better understand my finances. It doesn't really matter though which spreadsheeting package you use so long as you are able to calculate your amounts effectively. There are commercial budgeting worksheets available but if you want to create your own its a simple process.
By the time you finish reading this you'll have a practical plan to take the first steps to becoming debt free. Budget Worksheets lead the way! _ There a number of tools available to build free budget worksheets and choose the one that is appropriate for you. It could be a spreadsheet on the computer, a ledger book that you pick up at an office supplies store, or a piece of paper and a pencil. The important thing is that you take just six steps to life in a debt free world.