What is a Personal Budget?

According to Wikipedia, a personal budget is a finance plan that allocates future personal income towards expenses, savings and debt repayment. Past spending and personal debt are considered when creating a personal budget. There are several methods and tools available for creating, using and adjusting a personal budget.

Some helpful tips are listed below.

Often times, the best way to budget is to use a computer spreadsheet to help you chart out your income and expenses. Here we provide you with a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet format. Just input your information as indicated on the spreadsheet and your budget is automatically created for you.