PRINTABLE BUDGET WORKSHEETS
Use these budgeting worksheets with our lesson plan or for teaching your own budget lesson plans. Monthly and daily student budget sheets. Personal budget form.
STARTING A BUDGET INTRODUCTION
Starting a Budget Introduction
Printable budget lesson starter worksheets for a lesson introducing budgeting. Includes creating a personal budget for yourself, and earning money while prioritizing needs and wants.
WHAT IS A BUDGET? VIDEO LESSON
What is a Budget?
A lesson about budgets, what they are, and why we use them.
HOW DO I BUDGET?
How do I Budget?
Students learn what a budget is, why they should budget, and how to set up a simple budget.
INTRODUCTION TO BUDGETING LESSON:
FIXED AND VARIABLE EXPENSES
Budget - Fixed and Variable Expenses
This is an introductory worksheet.
Students learn and identify fixed and variable expenses to help understand how to create a budget.
EARLY MONEY BUDGET WORKSHEET:
Children's Budget Worksheet
Use these worksheets to teach basic budget concepts. Even a child should understand basic personal finance concepts.
ESTIMATING YOUR GROCERIES
Estimating Your Groceries
Students practice their skills at estimation while shopping for groceries.
NEEDS OR WANTS
Needs or Wants
An important budgeting money concept is understanding the difference between needs and wants.
NEEDS AND WANTS VIDEO LESSON
Needs and Wants
Understanding the basic difference, between needs and wants, is crucial to good financial decision making. Students learn how to determine and prioritize their needs and wants and will also learn how to decide whether certain items are a necessity or a desire so they may demonstrate how different people interpret their own needs and wants.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR MONEY HABITS
Understanding your Money Habits
In this lesson, students learn to understand and identify what are their money habits. Every money decision you make either reinforces good or bad money habits. The first step toward creating good money habits is to first identify the money habits you currently have.
In this lesson, students keep a log of all their spending for products and services for a week to help identify their spending habits and patterns.
COMPARISON SHOPPING WORD PROBLEMS
Comparison Shopping Word Problems
Learn about comparison shopping with this word problem worksheet.
MAKING A BUDGET WORD PROBLEMS
Making a Budget Word Problems
This is a word problem worksheet for a lesson in basic budget concepts.
HOW TO MAKE A BUDGET - VIDEO LESSON
How to Make a Budget
BUDGET LESSON PLAN
Budget Lesson Plan - Create a Budget *
Learn what a budget is how to put one together activity.
Budget Plan Worksheet *
Put together and categorize a budget.
This is a good introductory worksheet showing what a simple one looks like. This worksheet is random, so every time you choose the link, a new worksheet is created.
Simple Budget *
This worksheet takes a predetermined budget and the student is asked to fill in the monthly items and determine if they are above or below their estimates. It also teaches and reinforces basic math skills.
BUDGETING WORD PROBLEMS
Budgeting Word Problems *
Test basic math skills while answering related questions.
Students will use given information to create a monthly spending plan, also known as a budget. In this lesson, they will develop the abilities needed to make an effective plan to budget monthly spending goals.
GROCERY SHOPPING WITH COUPONS
Grocery Shopping with Coupons - Introduction
Use the coupons and answer the questions about grocery shopping with coupons. An introduction lesson on using coupons and discounts. Basic money math.
STUDENT BUDGETING: ESTABLISHING A REALISTIC BUDGET
Student Budgeting: Establishing a realistic budget
Students learn about creating a realistic budget.
PLANNING EFFECTIVE FINANCIAL GOALS
Planning Effective Financial Goals
In this lesson, students learn to figure out their desired financial objectives by planning smart and effective financial goals that will help them achieve their goals. They will set financial goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound.
COLLEGE BUDGET LESSON
Many college students discover too late that they need to learn how to budget their money. Use this budget lesson plan and worksheet on the subject of college budgeting to help teach related principles.
BUYING A CAR LOAN INTRODUCTION
Buying a Car - Loan Introduction
A car is often one of the more expensive items we purchase.
Read the car advertisements and answer the questions about taking a car loan with this loan worksheet. Learn about down payments and finance charges.
PURCHASING AND FINANCING A CAR
Purchasing and Financing a Car
Learn about purchasing and financing a car by filling in the missing financing calculations.
CAR INSURANCE LESSON
An introductory lesson on basic car insurance terminology. Learn about car insurance monthly premiums and answer the questions about choosing car insurance. Teaching lesson focus is on price comparison, and early understanding of basic liability insurance.
RENTING AN APARTMENT
Renting an Apartment
Learn to read the apartment advertisements and answer the questions about choosing an apartment to rent.
Lesson focus is on rent comparison.
MORTGAGE LOAN CALCULATION
Mortgage Loan Calculation
A worksheet introducing students to the concept of a mortgage loan. Also introduces the concepts of down payment and closing costs.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS ASSESSMENT
Financial Management Skills Assessment
Students assess their own financial management skills by taking the money management self-assessment. This assessment will help students identify their current knowledge or money management as well as areas that need instruction regarding money and finances.
Credit cards, credit, and paying interest.
A fundamental understanding of credit cards is important since people often exceed their budget by overspending on their credit card. Use these lessons to help with your understanding of credit and credit cards.
REAL WORLD BUDGETING - COTTAGE BUDGET
Cottage Budget Lesson
Students must design a cottage and stay within the specified budget. Practice real-word budgeting problems, while actively applying logic and algebraic knowledge. Students must understand evaluating alternatives, cost/benefit analysis, work with a budget, and substantiate their analysis.
VACATION AND TRAVEL
Vacation and Travel
Costs for vacation and travel can often be more than we anticipate. Use this lesson to help teach and learn about budgeting and spending for vacation travel.
Worksheets and Lessons with a spending money theme. Learn about spending money issues to help with budgeting lessons.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A RECESSION VIDEO LESSON
How to Prepare for a Recession
A lesson on how to prepare for a recession, economic loss, or potential job loss. Learn important steps and tips to help prepare and protect yourself for a decline in the economy, a layoff, job loss, unemployment, or other related event.
Money Responsibility This lesson introduces students to the concept of being responsible for managing money through accurate record-keeping.
Budget to Save—The Balance Sheet This lesson begins with dispelling common myths about millionaires. Students then have an opportunity to give their opinions of wealth in a brainstorming activity that culminates in a formalizing of the definition of wealth through the equation of “assets – liabilities = net worth.”
Developing a Budget With financial goals in mind, students work in pairs to complete a budget analysis for a fictitious high school senior who needs to save money. The lesson concludes with a personal budget development activity that uses the information on expenditures that was collected during the two-week data gathering period.
Your Budget Plan – Spending Behaviors Students work in pairs to participate in a “Track Star” game that illustrates positive and negative spending behaviors. Each pair analyzes the game results, identifies effective and ineffective budgeting behaviors, and generates a list of budgeting principles.
BUDGET RELATED INFORMATIONAL ARTICLES
Creating a Budget by Tracking Expenses The first step towards creating a budget is monitoring and categorizing your spending.
Sample Budget A sample monthly household budget.
How to find your Dream Apartment
Finding your dream apartment starts with understanding your "must haves" and
5 Steps to Budgeting Success
Some helpful advice on achieving budgeting success.
4 Budgeting Pitfalls to Avoid
Having a budget is an important part of disciplined money management. Here are some tips to help you stick to your budget.
Here are a few tips to help you budget effectively, practice good money management, and lead a debt-free life.
More Budgeting and Budget Planning Information
Information, tips, and advice on how to budget.
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What is a fun way to teach budgeting? ›
Make budgeting concepts fun with interactive games.
Tossing the ball from one to the other and answering money habit questions, they'll be actively listening, engaged in teamwork, and thinking critically—all while having fun!
One of the most common percentage-based budgets is the 50/30/20 rule. The idea is to divide your income into three categories, spending 50% on needs, 30% on wants, and 20% on savings. Learn more about the 50/30/20 budget rule and if it's right for you.What are the five steps in building a budget worksheet? ›
- Calculate your net income. The first step is to find out how much money you make each month. ...
- List monthly expenses. Next, you'll want to put together a list of your monthly expenses. ...
- Label fixed and variable expenses. ...
- Determine average monthly cost for each expense. ...
- Make adjustments.
- Give Every Dollar a Job.
- Embrace Your True Expenses.
- Roll With the Punches.
- Age Your Money.
At its core level, budgeting requires tracking five specific elements: income; expenses; savings; debt payments; and assets.