Alternative Approach: Use Virtual Envelopes for most of your Spend Categories _ In today's electronic world, there's a version of the envelope system that can take the old proven approach and revamp it for the 21st century: Virtual Envelopes. Built on the solid foundation of the Cash Envelope system, Virtual Envelopes works seamlessly with your existing cash envelopes and your budgeting worksheets. The only difference from Cash Envelopes is that for some budget categories you will now deposit the cash into your bank or credit union and manage those categories online, or "virtually." Hence, the term Virtual Envelopes.
Worksheet _ Expense Worksheet _ This is another worksheet that you use to find out where you are today. This worksheet is an estimate of what your monthly expenses are. This worksheet should have household expenses, auto expenses, food expenses, medical expenses, and all other area where you spend money each month. This will give you a rough estimate of your expenses each month. _ Worksheet _ List of Creditors Worksheets _ On this worksheet you will want to list all the people you owe money. This includes credit card payments, pay day loans, and friends and family. You will want to list the name of the creditor, the amount due, and how many months (if any) you are in default.