Below is a simple budget worksheet. Print it or come back next month and make a whole new budget. This will allow you to set goals for yourself and to help you cut back in certain areas. For example, $36 per week for frozen yogurt adds up to $144 over a month.

 

Monthly Income


(Including AFDC/TANF, Food Stamps, General Relief, Social Security, Unemployment, etc.)

Monthly Expenses

Be realistic: unexpected expenses happen and plans can change! If your budget for the first month left you high and dry by the third week, look at where you spent your money and rethink your goals. Remember that this worksheet is just a guideline, and you may have other expenses that are not accounted for here.