With the teasers I shared, you must have noticed my excitement to bring to you my free 2017 Budget Binder. I especially love this binder because it’s something that we can really use together to take control of our finances… to be financially fit, finally! There’s no better time to start our journey to financial wellness than now so let’s go and work things out! Yep, time to build our financial muscles!
To those of you who have been following me through the years, you surely know that sharing a printable binder for your financial wellness has been an annual tradition here on Shining Mom blog. Gladly, my budget binders are always a hit! Thanks for downloading the binders, I hope it does not end there. I hope you’re using the binders to take control of your finances for the entire year! Hahaha!
Since this is a family budget binder , me and husband sat together in coming up with the worksheets. Some sheets are tailored for our personal finances but I think can be applicable to you as well. There are also templates that we have adapted from budgeting printables online which we believe will work for your family, too. Whatever financial health you may be in, this budget binder is designed to help you organize your finances!
Here is our family’s humble printable 2017 budget binder. I pray that it will help help both you and me in successfully managing our fiances. Print the pages, use the worksheets and I guess we’re on your way to financial wellness!
The Free 2017 Budget Binder by Shining Mom
This binder has several tweaks from our 2016 edition and there are even new worksheets included. Moreover, the design is absolutely different from the past releases– it’s brighter, bolder and prettier, I think!
I intentionally created this binder to be in fun colors because I personally want to list down money matters on pretty pages. Why? Let’s admit it, budgeting is not the easiest thing to do, hence we need a pretty and fun planner!
So what then are the budgeting essentials that I’ve included in this free printable 2017 family budget binder?
- Fun Cover
- Financial Goals Sheets
- Expense Tracker
- Savings Log
- Monthly Check-in Sheets
- Monthly Budget Log
- Savings and Investments Log & More!
Let’s take a quick tour so you can see the layout closely! Whatever state your financial health maybe in, this free 2017 budget binder will help you get moving towards financial wellness. Here you go!
The Fun Budget Binder Cover
Let’s start our binder tour with the cover. It’s fun and engaging to set you to the right budgeting mood!
Planning to go debt-free next year? Wanting to grow your savings? Thinking of investing, finally? You can list or sketch your financial goals using these next two pages of your free printable 2017 budget binder.
Yep, time to roll up your sleeves, set your financial goals and map out your steps to reach those targets! There’s nothing like knowing where you want to go before starting the journey so do not skip using this page!
This is the page that I should be using religiously. My husband would often remind me to write my expenses daily, and admittedly, it’s not that easiest thing to do but it’s something we should do. Knowing where your money is going will tell you how much you can potentially and actually SAVE and INVEST.
This, of course, is my favorite part of the free 2017 budget binder! This pretty sheet gives me a sense of accomplishment whenever I log something in it, no matter how little the amount is. Seriously, if we take budgeting more seriously (play of words there!), we’ll find ourselves logging more in this sheet.
Similar to the Financial Goals page, here’s another worksheet that will really concertize for financial dreams so you can finally work harder to achieve them. The layout is definitely something to love as it is so practical and functional!
Monthly Cash Flow
It’s definitely a good idea to track your monthly cash flow. How much do you earn monthly? How much do you spend?
How did you fair for the month? This is the page that my husband like filling out together. Since we are no professional financial advisors, all we can do is share the system that works for us. We like this next page that we’re sharing with you. We actually adapted the layout from the ones we found on the web and again, tweaked it a bit to match our needs.
Setting a fixed amount for particular needs and wants really works wonders for us! Setting an amount for food, gas, house rental etc. is really helping us budget what we have.So when I am just about to splurge on something I’d wish to have that not really necessary (like the natural sugar Antigona bag I’ve been wanting to get), I’d ask , “What’s the allotted budget for that again?” That way, I never go beyond the amount we can afford! I simply need to work harder so I can afford it!
So there. Our humble 2017 family budget binder which can be yours, too, for free! If you think this planner will also work in keeping your finances stay organized, then go ahead, print it off! Your copy is >HERE<! I hope you can use it, really! =)
Lastly, I am also happy to share Shining Mom’s series of freebies for 2017. Hop over the links to enjoy the following:
The Free Printable 2017 Budget Binder: Printing Reminders
This family budget binder is designed to be printed in letter-sized paper (That’s 8.5×11, friends!). Be sure to set your margins to ‘borderless’ as you print them. It’s free for personal use but the PDF copy cannot be distributed in any form. If you’re looking for the PDF download, it is linked above, grab it there. That’s it! Have great day and happy budgeting!
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May you have a great day ahead and may you achieve financial success!
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