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Get Organized in 2012: 7 Steps to a Better Budget

By Just Heather |

We try to go through our budget regularly, but as time goes on it’s easy for it to become just as much of a mess as the rest of my house.

The hubby gets lax about packing a lunch. I get caught up in shopping momentum through the holidays and right into the new year. And before you know it, we’re spending more than we had originally budgeted.

That’s why I created the 31 Days to a Better Budget last year. Our budget needed some serious help, but it had gotten to be a bit overwhelming for me. Breaking it down into a step by step process allowed me to tackle our budget a little at a time over the course of a month. Now that I’m more organized about it, I can work through each step a little quicker and regain control over our finances.

If your budget needs a kick in the pants, take a step back and reassess your expenses. You can do this in a few hours or a few minutes each day. In just one week, you’ll have an organized monthly budget to help you reach your financial goals.

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How to Do a Family Budget

Get Organized

Gather your bills, check stubs, bank statements, and recent receipts. You don't need to do anything with them for this step — just find everything you need to work through your family budget.
Read more about organizing finances at Inexpensively
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For more money management tips, and a step by step look at ways to cut your finances, check out the 31 Days to a Better Budget series on Inexpensively.

Photo Credit: Flickr


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About Just Heather


Just Heather

Heather Sokol babbles about shoes, cocktails, and, mostly, her family. She and her geeky husband are raising four kids and losing sanity daily. They live their gluten free life on a budget while Heather shares her deals, tips and coupon savvy. Read more on her blog Just HeatherTwitter or Pinterest. Read bio and latest posts → Read Heather's latest posts →

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