So you figured out your income and expenses and have started to budget around it, now comes the next step, keeping track of your money and how to maintain a budget month to month.
There are a few things you can do to keep track of the flow of your money and make certain that you are sticking to your budget. Set goals for yourself. This will allow you too feel the satisfaction of accomplishment. If you set a goal to save money for something important like a vacation or a new car, you will be able to save more effectively and carefully. Another tip is to set appointments. You can do this two or three times a month so you can review your budget and make sure you are on the right path. This can be created into family time, get everyone in your household involved as previously mentioned. Begin to pay attention to the areas where spending is most important so you know where your priorities are in your budget and where money is really needed.
You have reviewed your expenses, created a budget journal, and now learned how to keep track of your funds. You are on your way to having a successful budget and a better understanding of where your money goes.