Where to find great budget forms
If you are looking for a great way to start a budget, you will find thousands of tips and forms on the web, but one of the best tools a fellow daily money manager suggested comes from the Dave Ramsey website.
Ramsey has several forms you can use, either print them out or use the online budget tool he has available. The printouts he has include the Quick Start Budget and the Monthly Cash form. All the forms are easy to use and give step by step instructions on how to calculate each category. The forms help you budget for food, charity, saving, clothing, transportation, housing, utilities, and even medications and doctor bills. Plus Ramsey gives recommended percentages to keep you from budgeting too much for any particular category. For example, he recommends budgeting 5 to 10 percent for medical and health related expenses such as vitamins and medications and 2 to 7 percent for clothing. This helps the budgeter have a goal in mind and keeps the format nice and clear.
So if you want to check it out, take a look here: http://www.daveramsey.com/tools/budget-forms/