You might choose to break down your expenses even further, between things you need to have and things you want to have. For instance, if you drive to work every day, gasoline probably counts as a need. A monthly music subscription, however, may count as a want. This difference becomes important when it’s time to make adjustments.
But try this anyway. Creating a budget and then following it can help you spot areas where you're spending more than you realize. Here you will find tips on how to create a budget and track expenses along with other money management techniques.