It is designed so that the reader can use it to identify everyday expenses, and to cut out unnecessary costs. It is often difficult to find extra income, but it is easier to eliminate wasted expenditures that one is so accustomed to in life’s routine that it is quite often hidden to the average individual’s awareness. It is not just a list of ideas, but a practical worksheet to plan one’s weekly and monthly expenses, so that the reader can create a realistic saving’s budget to work on. If an individual does not plan precisely and accurately, the determination to save money frequently becomes ambiguous and not implemented effectively, if ever implemented at all.
Just as in the construction of a building or a detailed military strategy, saving money involves actual planning by areas of cost and sub-areas, as well as determining the actual cost of each area, which allows for calculation of the exact amount that can be saved in each respective expense category. Without such a well thought out working plan, it is nearly impossible to carry out a savings plan. Vague intentions most likely will not succeed in saving you money; however, a detailed checklist serves to track your costs, making savings an actual reality. It is just like any business action plan in a commercial enterprise, which we use as executives. Unclear objectives end up not being implemented, but a detailed business plan insures real results.
It is the author’s intention to provide this savings tool at minimal cost to the college student faced with rising tuition costs, the housewife dealing with rising food bills, and the average businessperson who has monthly mortgage payments and would like to save money for that vacation trip to the tropic islands with the family and never was able to, up to now.
The saving money worksheet is easy to use and does not take much time. Just grab a calculator and start going through each line of expense for every category. At the bottom of the page, you can add up the subtotal projected savings. When you add the subtotal for each category, it will give you a chance to compare your plan with the actual savings target for the week or month. The other book by the same author, Home Economics: Budgeting & Expense Tracking Worksheet provides you with a simple tool to calculate your budget, and worksheets to manage the day-to-day and week-to-week expenses.
Good luck on your savings plan, and that well awaited trip to the tropics!