Planning your personal budget

In our virtual lesson below, find out more about planning and using a personal budget to take control of your finances, with hints and tips on getting organised and thinking about your income and expenditure in detail.

We’ve also put together guidance and advice on key areas where you may be able to improve your finances here. 

Below are some links to useful budgeting resources.

Our editable budget planner helps plan regular and one-off expenditure on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis and also contains a spending diary to help identify spending patterns.

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 Citizens Advice provide an online budget tool and guidance on where to get help with paying bills

 Step Change offer templates and tips on making budgeting easier

The Money Advice Service offers an online budget planner, as well as additional guidance on planning your finances and cutting costs