This is how I budget. It’s strange, I will admit, but it works for me.
First I fill out my Monthly Budget Worksheet during the first week of the month. I like to have everything planned out so I know ahead of time what’s going to be going on. I mark in the amount’s and the due dates, this way I can keep track of what is due when.
Then I make sure to have my Monthly Expense Record all ready to go .
Thirdly, I organize my Receipts box. It’s an old Recipes box but hey it works just fine. Who needs fancy budgeting software anyway?
- I make sure to place all the receipts in their proper category, this way at the end of the month when I’m going over my budget if I can’t remember what I spent x amount of money on in a specific category I can just pull out the receipt and see. Afterwards I shred the receipts, unless for some reason I need to keep them.