Last week we talked about starting a budget from scratch, and I left you hanging about how we make cash envelopes work for us (namely, how we make them work for my anti-bulky-wallet husband!). I tried taking pictures of his envelopes, but they didn't turn out well, so I decided to vlog about them instead! I hope you enjoy:
Don't I have the best sidekick? ;) If you are having trouble viewing the video, try the link here. If you are reading from a reader, you may have to click over to view.
Here is a picture of the index card I take to the bank. You only have to fill out the "Amount Needed" and "Total Withdrawal" part once (unless you are tweeking your budget), then you can just save the card and use it each time you make your monthly withdrawal.
One last thing I wanted to mention. When we evaluate how we did with our budget at the end of the month, I use this simple monthly summary sheet. It shows all of our expenses, along with our spending goals, and how much we spent come the end of the month. You can download this sheet and customize it for your family if you like! Download it as a Word Document, and then you can type in your personal expenses/spending goals. We print this sheet out monthly, and I fill it out before our monthly "budget meeting."
Tell me what you think of the vlog! :D And have a lovely weekend...
Linked to Frugal Friday and Finer Things Friday.