Prioritize Your Household Bills
If you've thought of trying to prepare a budget for your home finances, and you're not sure how to proceed, maybe we can
help you. Of course, all budgets require determination and discipline in sticking to them, but they can be of great
advantage in attempting to control spending, based on income. If you would like more information, then check out this
When money is especially tight, it can be hard to see past mountains of bills and figure out what bills are most important
and what bills are something that can be delayed or even cancelled in order to save money.
First, get a list of all your bills and rank them from the most important to least important. For example,
your mortgage or rent should be at top of list. Then print out this worksheet (free from MomsBudget) and
write them down in order from most important to least important with total owing each month.
Then, starting at the bottom of the list, with bill you deemed least important on the list,
determine if it is something you really need, or if it is something you can cancel or reduce. If you only watch
television once a week, consider dropping back from premium cable plan to basic one, or cancelling all together.
You would be surprised at things you can cut or reduce from your budget by looking at it from this perspective.