Times are getting a little tight. It makes sense to know where your money is going and how much you have for big expenditures, etc. Here's a chart to calculate your net worth and a monthly budget you can fill out (scroll down).
What Is Your Net Worth?
Determine your net worth before you figure your actual monthly living expenses and credit obligations. The balance sheet is designed to help you calculate your assets and your liabilities.
are your physical property (such as your home of car) or intangible rights (such as money someone else owes you) that have value. Assets are useful to you because you can either spend them, sell them, or use them as security on a loan.
are your debts, or amounts of money you owe to someone else. Liabilities are expressed as either short-term or long-term and as secured or unsecured. Short-term liabilities are generally paid off within one year. Long-term liabilities usually take longer to pay off. Secured liabilities, such as mortgages or auto loans, require you to pledge a specific asset to ensure payment of the debt. Unsecured liabilities are based on your personal creditworthiness.
Take the time to calculate your net worth several times a year. This helps you to gauge your financial progress and provides a good first step to assuring your future is financially sound.
|Actual Monthly Income||$||Health Care||$|
|First Earner||$||Physicians and Dentist||$|
|Total - Actual Net Income||$||Vacation||$|
|Saving - Total||$||Sports and Hobby Costs||$|
|Rent/Mortgage||$||Gifts & Contributions||$|
|Taxes (if not in mortgage)||$||Religious/Charities||$|
|Gas/Heating Oil||$||Special Occasions||$|
|Water and Sewer||$||Family||$|
|Telephone/On-line Services||$||Child Support/Alimony||$|
|Garbage/Pest Control||$||Day Care/Camp||$|
|Lunches||$||2nd Mortgage/Home Equity||$|
|Snacks and Sodas||$||Automobile Loans/Lease||$|
|School Lunches||$||Secured/Unsecured Loans||$|
|Transportation||$||Credit Card Payments||$|
|Repairs, Tires, Lube||$||Tuition/Books/Supplies||$|
|Bus/Metro/Tolls/Carpools||$||Expenses - Total||$|
|License Tags/Taxes||$||Net Income Total||$|
|Insurance||$||(Less) Savings Total||$|
|Automobile||$||(Less) Expense Total||$|
|Home Owners/Renters||$||Balance or Debit to Carry Forward Next Month||$|
|Life and Disability||$|