Almost everybody I know, which includes me, has let a budget get out of control at one time or another. I really think it used to be able to control personal finances because it was not as easy to spend money. As I work on my own budget, and as I speak to people I know, here are some common problems that get people in trouble. Debit and Credit Cards. It is just so easy to buy things by swiping a piece of plastic that we lose track of how much money we spend. A decade or so ago we spent cash or wrote checks. It made us think about spending money more as we had to carry enough money or go through the act of writing and recording our checks.
Worksheet _ Repayment of Debt Worksheet _ You will need one of these worksheets for each creditor you have. Each month when you make a payment, you will record it on this worksheet and bring down the balance after each payment has been made. Worksheet _ Monthly Financial Report _ On your monthly financial report is where you will enter your income and all your expenses for the month. By filling out this worksheet correctly you will find out if you are operating your household budget in the black or the red. Worksheet _ Monthly Budget Worksheet _ Now that you have filled out your monthly financial report you can work on your monthly budget. You can see where you can cut expenses in order to run your household with money left over at the end of the month.