Budgeting Worksheet Tip : Ease of Use and Professional _ The biggest complaint about budgeting is that it's too hard and takes too much time. Look for something that not only does all of the above functions, but is also easy to use from the get_go. The forms should be intuitive, easy to identify the cells to fill in data, and easy to read print out report. Finally, my gauge of a truly excellent budgeting worksheet is to ask yourself, "Is this a report that I'd be comfortable taking to a financial planner, banker, or other professional for further advice or coaching?" If the answer is yes, then you've done a good job!
Plan Instead of Panic _ But this is no time to panic. It just the time to find out the truth. As one major advertiser tells us, even if it is not good news, it is good to know! When you figure out where your money is going, you will be able to fix it. If you have no idea where your money is going, the problem will just get worse.