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Free Budget Worksheets

Updated on February 1, 2013
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Marye Audet-White is an internationally known food writer, food editor for Texas Living, cookbook author, and food blogger.

When you are watching your budget carefully, free budget worksheets just make sense. There are hundreds of websites on the Internet with templates that you can download for free and print out as much as you need.

These are especially helpful if you are new to creating a budget because it will allow you to work with a budget for free until you can decide which system you like best. Besides the basic worksheets you may find other printable worksheets that can all work together to help you keep track of your budget and handle your money more wisely. Some of the worksheets you will find, and their purposes are:

Weekly Budget: Helps you to figure your budget based on a weekly paycheck, or four paychecks per month.

Bi-Weekly Budget: Helps you to figure out your budget based on two pay periods per month.

Monthly Budget Worksheet: If you get paid once a month then this worksheet will help you have money at the end of your month.

Creating a budget helps you manage your money. Image:SXC
Creating a budget helps you manage your money. Image:SXC

How Do I Budget If I Am Not Salaried?

If you are a freelancer, contract labor, commissioned, or otherwise self employed then your budget will have to be based on your average monthly income for the past year. To figure that amount, just add up your income for the whole year and divide by twelve.

The resulting amount is what you will figure your monthly income on. That means on the months that you have a large check you will need to put it aside for those months that you have a small check. The average is the amount you will use as monthly income level on your budget worksheets.

Websites with Free Budget Worksheets

Better Budgeting

Is a great site that has free worksheets for all of your budget needs. This online E-zine has articles, tips, encouragement, and printable worksheets to take care of every question about your budget that you might have. The budget sheets are attractive and easy to understand.

The budget worksheets on this site are:

  • Basic Budgeting
  • Dealing with Debt
  • Monthly Spending
  • Annual Budget
  • Holiday Gift List
  • Holiday Spending
  • Menu Planners
  • How Financially Fit Are You? Quiz

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This site has numerous printable worksheets based on excel. It is customizable and helpful for the person who has worked with budgets in the past. There are also other budget helps to print on this site including:

  • Family Budget Planner
  • Household Budget Worksheet
  • Personal Budget Planner
  • Personal Monthly Budget
  • Student Budget Worksheet (pdf file)

Women’s Finance

This site has some great sheets that you don’t find anywhere else.

  • Monthly creditor tracking sheet to help you keep track of your creditors, credit cards, spending, and balances. What better way to plan on getting out of debt?
  • Children’s Allowance Budget Worksheet to help your children learn to use a budget at an early age.
  • Monthly Bill Payment Worksheet helps you keep track of what needs to be paid and when.
  • Business Expenses Log will save you a lot of headaches at tax time.
  • College Budget to help your college student understand budgeting concepts.

Microsoft Office

If you wages stay the same month to month then this is a great spreadsheet type of budget printable for you.

Today’s Seniors

This site specializes in the special budgeting needs of Senior Citizens. It includes regular budgets but also includes budgets for those that are living in assisted living facilities.

Mom’s Budget

Mom’s Budget offers a variety of printable budget forms.

Small Successes Reap Big Rewards

Once you have gotten the hang of making a budget and the habit of actually using it, try picking up a budgeting course.  These books are full of helpful tips, ideas, and more information on making the most of your money.  They are more complex than the free budget worksheets but for the long term budget and financial planning program, they are the way to go.

Take small steps, be consistent, and don’t get discouraged.  Good financial planning is a habit and it can be learned.


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      lanlan123 6 years ago

      I always thought to make life has been organized some, that must want to have oneself life the budget. Only they know what should do what, what can be done. So for the blogger thank, I think it his way of life is right. thank you

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      Einhorn Wisdom 7 years ago

      I will check out these resources. So far I have not found any budgeting resources that are simple or user friendly.

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      Edward Daniel 7 years ago from United States

      Nice hub and great resources. Thanks for posting this hub

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      Nikki D. Felder 7 years ago from Castle Hayne, N.C.

      I really am interested in the woman's site with fee budget sheets. I have a new baby and the husband and I need all the help we can get! I'll check it out. Thanks.

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      forlan 7 years ago

      It is good sources, I prefer to use Microsoft excel

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      Jenny Calender 7 years ago

      Great resources, thanks! And note: check Microsoft's site quarterly or so - -they add new stuff all the time.

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      MomCrafting4Fun 7 years ago from Sunny Califronia

      Budegting has helped my family reach financila goals like becoming debt free and buying our first home. We now have just a mortgage and feel so much more free. We are working to pay off the house as fast as possible so we can truly be debt free!

      Dave Ramsey really helped our family!

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      Hendrika 8 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Great, my only problem is, I have no money to budget with!!!

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      HKrafston 8 years ago from Columbus, OH

      Thanks for the great resources. Nice Hub.

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      Household Income 8 years ago

      I've directed quite a few of my freidns here. Good details for start ups. Thanks

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      terrowhite 8 years ago

      A wonderful hub with enough information. I really love your hubs.

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      RFox 8 years ago

      This is great information! I definitely need more budgetry help. Cheers!

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      kappa022 8 years ago from Florida

      Awesome hub, very resourceful budget sheets. Thanks!

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      japanese words 8 years ago from Japan

      Great list of sites. This is very helpful. I also find that gnucash works pretty good for me (and it's free).

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      iMindMap 8 years ago

      Great tips. Make it very simple to practise.

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      JoeM 8 years ago

      Budgeting can be a really important step for people struggling to keep their finances under control. It is especially timely advice given the recession our country is currently facing - every little bit helps when it comes to personal finance!

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      iMindMap 8 years ago

      very well.

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      MizLink-Pakistan 8 years ago from Pakistan

      Thank you.

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      Erick Smart 8 years ago

      Oh wow this is helpful for me! I will be getting married in a couple of months and we will need to rearrange our budget as we merge finances.

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      Andromeda10 8 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for doing the "leg-work" and putting it into this comprehensive hub.

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      Marye Audet 8 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      MizLink- You are free to link to my articles but I do not allow them to be republished elsewhere..thank you.

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      Household Income 8 years ago

      Great content. Thank you for you efforts.

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      TotalReviewGuy 8 years ago from Your Computer

      Very useful hub on budgeting and so timely, too! Thanks for all of the resources.

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      MizLink-Pakistan 8 years ago from Pakistan

      Very well written and presented. I would love to have some parts of it (with your permission and your name) on one of our webpages on mizlink-pakistan a website dedicated for women in business, professions and careers. We add content there regularly and need such articles.

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      Dino1353 8 years ago from Houston Texas

      Well written I just published this similar hub a week ago.

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      Susan M 8 years ago

      Excellent hub - especially now! Thanks for the information.

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      narindia16 8 years ago

      Excellent Resources.

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      People magnet 8 years ago

      Marye, your article on budgeting was good and informative, thanks. The free budget worksheets will be helpful.


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      issues veritas 8 years ago

      Could you send one of these budgets to the Governor of california.

      Apparently they don't know much about budgets.

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      kappa022 8 years ago from Florida

      Excellent resources for budgeting and accounting. Nice hub!

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      gss 8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for the great resources.

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      esocial 8 years ago from California

      Love resources like this, thanks!

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      Shankar Pandiath 8 years ago from India

      Was going to write a piece on it myself, when i ran into your hub - nice work..