Today I wanted to share a little system I use to budget: cash envelopes! Anyone who has read anything by Dave Ramsey knows about cash envelopes, but just in case you haven't, here's how they work:
You have an envelope for each of your household expenses: groceries, gas, prescriptions, chocolate... you know, the normal stuff. You fill the envelopes with the cash you've budgeted for those expenses and when the cash is gone, it's gone. It makes it nearly impossible to veer off budget, which is a huge relief.
And if you're using cash envelopes, you might find this handy:
Now sure, you could just take a regular ol' envelope and write on it... but this is more fun and I've already done the work for you!
I made a little something in Microsoft Word...
And then I printed it out onto full-page labels. I cut them out and stuck them to some legal-sized envelopes!
Now, I have spaces to write what the envelope is for, how much is budgeted for that envelope, and lines to write where I've spent the money.
Dolla bills, ya'll.
If you would like to have some for your very own, here's the link! Have an awesome-sauce weekend!
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