Home Budget Calculator for Planning Household Finances

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Published: 2011/03/13 - Updated: 2021/08/08
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Synopsis: Online home budget calculator and financial planner to calculate your household finances and expenditure limits. By making a household budget you can see exactly where you're spending your money each month and identify where you can make savings. Problems like bad credit often arise because you have not planned your monthly budget properly, or worse still, budgeted at all.

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Making ends meet with a disability or health problem is often a challenging task. Therefore we have created a home budget calculator, or household finance planner, so you know where you're money is going. Once your budget is created you can start to alter and prioritize what you do with your money to enable you to live within your means.

A budget is defined as a quantitative expression of a plan for a defined period of time. It may include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows. It expresses strategic plans of business units, organizations, activities or events in measurable terms. In a personal or family budget all sources of income (inflows) are identified and expenses (outflows) are planned with the intent of matching outflows to inflows (making ends meet). In consumer theory, the equation restricting an individual or household to spend no more than its total resources is often called the budget constraint. Elements of a personal or family budget usually include, fixed expenses, monthly payments, insurance, entertainment, and savings.

Looking to reduce debt, create a new household budget, or modify an existing home budget? One of the best ways of gaining control over your regular expenditure is to make a home budget and stick to it. By making a household budget you can see exactly where you're spending your money each month and identify where you can make savings.

A well planned budget can help you in getting out of financial crisis. Problems like bad credit often arise because you have not planned your monthly budget properly, or worse still, budgeted at all. One of the most important aspects of controlling your budget is to determine where your money is going. By creating a home budget you will quickly learn how to manage your money better, as well as how to contribute regularly to your saving account.

Now is the best time to make a financial plan by making a budget to ensure you can meet all your expenses for the future. Managing your monthly budget on paper, or by using an Excel spreadsheet, can sometimes be difficult and frustrating. Our home budget calculator below makes it much easier to plan for coming expenses and take control of your money.

How to Make a Household Budget

A Budget Planner Calculator helps you get a better understanding of your current financial situation.

Once you have calculated the amount of money you have left each week, or month, you can use the remaining money to pay off debts, pay more on the home mortgage, put some aside for a vacation, or contribute to your savings account.

Home Budget Calculator
Your Monthly Income:
Total Monthly Wage(s)
Pension Income
Income from savings/investments
Other Income Sources
(Whole Dollars Only)
Monthly Household Expenses:
Mortgage or Rent Payment
Grocery Shopping
Adult Clothing
Laundry Expenses
House Hold Assistance
Home Repairs/Maintenance
Monthly Regular Expenses:
Local Council Tax
Gas/electricity/water/oil/wood
Phone/television/cable/Internet
Monthly Transportation Costs:
Monthly Fuel Expenses
Public (bus, train etc.)
Vehicle Expenses
Monthly Insurance Costs:
Life and Protection
Auto and House Insurance
Medical Insurance
Monthly Contributions:
Pension/Retirement Fund
Regular Savings Account
Monthly Child Expenses:
Daycare/Baby Sitting Fees
School Fees and Expenses
Childrens Clothes
Incidentals
Monthly Leisure Activities:
Dining Out
Cinema/Video Rental
Vacations
Sporting Activities
Cigarettes/Alcohol
Miscellaneous Expenditure:
Credit Card Repayments
Loan Repayments
Maintenance/Child Support
Doctor and Dentist Costs
Your Monthly Financial Summary:
TotalIncome %
Household $
Finance $
Regular bills $
Children $
Transport $
Leisure $
Insurance $
Other bills $

Monthly income:

$

Monthly outgoings:

$

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