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How to Create a Household Budget: Part 2

by Ben on March 8, 2010

Welcome to my 6 part series on creating a family budget. You can read the entire series or use the handy links below to navigating to a particular lesson. Thanks for reading Trees Full of Money. If you haven’t already done so, please consider subscribing to my free email newsletter or RSS Feed .

Table of Contents:

These are the same budgeting principles we used to help systematically pay off over $90,000 of debt in only two years!

My Free Excel Based Budgeting Worksheet:

The first thing I would like to do is introduce you to my Household Budgeting Spreadsheet I created for Microsoft Excel.  Long time readers will find this worksheet as easy to use as my popular debt snowball and checkbook registry spreadsheets .

To download my totally cool (and easy) budgeting spreadsheet simply click here  or click on the screen shot of the

program below!

When prompted, select “Save ” and choose a location on your computer to store the program.  Once the file has downloaded to your computer, minimize your web browser and open up the file.  If you’ve done this correctly, you should see the screenshot below on your desktop!

The budget worksheet may seem a little intimidating at first but don’t worry, everything will come together for you over the next few posts!  Today’s homework is simply to familiarize yourself with the form.  Plug some numbers into the boxes and see what happens! 

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