Create a Budget!
A few minutes is all it takes to
start down the path to financial fitness!
- List and total all monthly income.
- List and total all monthly expenses
and separate into two categories:
Divide the “total expenses” by the
number of paychecks you receive
each month. Set aside this amount
from each paycheck for bills.
Subtract the “expense total” from the “income total.” If the “expense total”
is greater than the “income total”...
you’re in financial trouble!
Prioritize your expenses and decide
if you really need those extra items!
- Fixed – expenses that have to be
paid each month
- Flexible – expenses that YOU
Many websites offer free budgeting worksheets,
such as http://financialplan.about.com. This site contains a regular worksheet and a worksheet just for college students.
Click here for a budgeting worksheet that will help you get out of the red and into the black, and click here if you have any questions about Budgeting!
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