Family Budget

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Family Budget Basics

It's not always easy to meet our financial obligations each month, and that's where creating a family budget can help. Nearly every day, we have multiple financial demands placed upon us. Whether it is grocery shopping or paying the monthly electric bill, we're faced with family budget decisions all the time.
Family Budgeting

It's sometimes difficult to deal with financial planning matters such as family budgeting. There is one more bill to pay, or a big decision needs to be made on an expensive family vacation. But no matter how people might try to deny it, this is a hard rule of life:

We make decisions all the time that affect our ability to stay out of debt. Additional Resources
Household Budget Basics
Budget Worksheet
Budget Worksheet Part II
Family Budget Basics
Saving Money
Surviving a Recession
Staying Out of Debt
Financial Planning After a Death

Family budgeting is all about choosing between the options available to us, including those that help us to stay out of debt. One of those important options we have includes creating a family budget that meets our individual needs. Unfortunately, for many of us, budgets are a reality check that we try to avoid.

For example, our family budget might tell us that we make enough money each month to pay that electric bill, but we need to give up going out to eat twice a week, or eliminate a habit of buying such expensive clothing. These are the types of decisions we are talking about.
Creating a Family Budget

If you've been paying bills for at least 12 months, then creating a family budget is a simple process. You know by now how much you spend each month on food, clothing, and entertainment. Creating a family budget is all about pulling that information together, and organizing it into a form that you can analyze.

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