Tips for Creating Your First Family Budget

Creating an Easy Family Budget

Where does your money go every month? You have to sometimes wonder if the same little creature that steals socks from your laundry is somehow swiping your debit and credit cards or writing checks in your name. We all know that we need to save money and plan for the future. We might be tempted to run a marathon up hill in the snow before sitting down and seeing where money goes every month.

Before you throw in the towel and decide to let your New Year’s Resolution of saving for your kid’s college tuition, that family trip your always wanted, or simply getting out of debt, give budgeting a shot with the following steps.

Step 1 – Print off this budget form.

Step 2 – Write down what you are spending on a monthly basis. If you aren’t sure, give it your best guess.

Step 3 – Total each category in the total fields.

Step 4 – Total all the categories at the bottom.

You have taken the first step in setting a budget and moving toward your saving’s goals. Let 2013 be the year you accomplish your resolutions.

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3 thoughts on “Tips for Creating Your First Family Budget

    1. Heather Brown

      I just tried to print it and it works from my computer. You can try to right click, save the document and open after saving. If that doesn’t work, you can send me an email (hbrown at emeals dot com) and I can email the document to you directly. Thanks, Angie!

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