You will first complete the "Monthy Budget Amount" column to the best of your ability for the next month. These should be your best, informed estimates. Should a certain category not apply to you, you can simply leave it blank or enter a zero Ɔ' in the box. Over the course of the month, track your income and spending. At the end of the month, complete the "Monthly Actual Amount" column and compare it to your original estimates. Did you overestimate how much you'd spend on clothing, but underestimate the amount you'd spend eating out? Record the difference. Though you do not need to go through this exercise every month, it is extremely helpful at the start as it helps you to develop the most accurate monthly budget to reference moving forward.
You will need to track your spending and stop when you have reached the limit in each category. This is when you start budgeting. If you do not stick to your categories, then you will not stick to your budget. If you end up spending more in one category than you had planned, you can transfer money into that category to cover it from another category. For example, you budgeted Ūꯠ for food for one month and you ended up spending 趚, then you can move โ from your entertainment category to cover it. In order to do this you will need to check on your spending every day to see how much you have left.