Please download Accessible Psychology’s ‘Financial Budgeting Spreadsheet’ below, to take part in today’s exercise:
Monthly Expenses and Savings Sheet (Budgeted Column)
Last week we entered in our current expenses in the ‘Actual’ column, this week we’ll fill out the ‘Budgeted’ column.
When creating a budget it is vital to do your research into how much things realistically cost but also honestly assess what you can cut back on. Do you need to buy lunch? Could you make a sandwich and take that to work instead? Do you need to spend as much on entertainment? Could you perhaps drink before going out and then just top up when on nights out in bars? Would buying a monthly pass for travel be less expensive than paying daily travel costs?