Household Budget Worksheet

I’ve designed the Household Budget Worksheet to help couples and families with the first step of creating a household budget – identifying where the money goes each month. It includes everything listed on the personal budget worksheet, plus the extra expense categories that have to be considered when planning a monthly household budget – especially if you have kids!

The worksheet is based on the form I use each year to do my own budget planning. I’ve tried to make it useful for other people by thinking of every possible expense that anyone would ever have (!) but I’m sure I’ve missed something that’s important to your family’s budget. So just in case, I’ve left several blank spaces at the end for you to fill in.

Click here to get the Household Budget Worksheet in pdf format.

You’ll need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open, view or print the worksheet. You can get Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page). No worries -- it's free.

Once you’ve downloaded Adobe, just click on the link above to open the file and view or print the worksheet.

If you would like to save it so you can work on it later, just right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive. I suggest making a folder named "budget" and saving all pertinent files there. When you're ready to use it, find the file where you've saved it and just double click on the file to open it.

It's that simple. When you have your worksheet, return to Making a Budget to get started on the first step of your budgeting journey.

Printable Household Budget Worksheet

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