Credit and debit cards can lure you into spending frenzy that can spiral out of control before you know it. Have you ever come to the end of the month and asked, "Where did all the money go?" The convenience of plastic has made it far too easy to make purchases that we might not make if we had to dip into our wallet and make a cash purchase. _ Studies have shown that spending increases as the means to pay for an item becomes easier. In other words credit cards have made buying transactions easier, so we're more likely to buy stuff without concern, until the bill comes at the end of the month! Likewise, new 'pay with a wave' credit cards will make it easier still and foster even more poor spending habits.
In a few minutes, when you have this short article on free budget worksheets, you will know why it is important to use guides to control where your money comes from and more importantly, where it goes. It will provide a planning tool that helps you plan how to allocate your money on items such as housing, transportation, insurance, clothing and personal care items, savings, medical expenses, entertainment and other expenses. Not many things, it seems, are really free. However, budget worksheets are one very effective way to get a handle on one's money and begin the path to peaceful debt_freedom.