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Why bother to create a personal or family budget?

First, at its simplest, a budget is the tool you use to know if you will spend more than you earn. To create a budget, you project your income and then deduct your estimated expenses. The budget calculator makes this calculation a snap. Just provide values for the pertinent inputs and click on the "Calc" button. That's all there is to it. Check out the Summary section for the results.

If the income is higher than the expenses, congratulate yourself. You're at least on the right track. However, if the expenses are higher than the income, then eventually some adjustments will need to be made.

You might be saying, "I don't need a budget calculator to know if I'm spending more than I'm earning." That's probably is right. But there's another, even more, important use for a budget.

Budgets help us reach our goals.

The budget calculator shows the percentage each category is relative to total expenses. If you have a goal to save for the down payment for a home, the calculator will show you where you can consider making adjustments so that you can reach your goal.

Don't forget to checkout the new save feature. More details below

A personal budget calculator
Budget Calculator
  • Calculates expense to income ratio.
  • Calculates total & percentage spent in each of 7 categories.
  • Updated 2019: Save your inputs for later use.

Answers the question, "Where does the money go?"

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Income

Expenses

Summary
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Click, copy, paste this URL to save the inputs for yourself or to share with others.

This custom URL updates when you click the "Calc", "Clear" or "Schedule" buttons. Paste it into a browser's address bar to reload.

By saving the above URL and using it the next time, you won't have to reenter these values
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7 Comments on “Budget Calculator”

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  • Please how can i get this calculator on my wordpress website? it’s exactly what i need. Also i can i amend the currency to a different currency. It’s a great calculator

    • Thanks. Glad you think it’s "great".

      Currently, I have a lot of projects on my plate and I will not be able to make this calculator available as a WordPress plugin.

      About the currency, if you mean for the user on this site, they can click on the "$ mm/dd/yyyy" text in the lower right corner to any calculator to change the currency and date formats. These setting are stored in cookies and will be remembered for any subsequent visit to this site and for all calculators.

  • Hello Karl,

    Just wondering if there was a code snippet to embed this on to my website? I know you mentioned above that there wasn’t yet, but I figured its been a year so it doesn’t hurt to ask! This calculator is exactly what we need! 🙂

    • Hi Kathryn, you’re right, it never hurts to ask. 🙂 But no, there isn’t. I have about 5 new calculators in various states of progress, and that’s where my focus is.

Comments, suggestions & questions welcomed...

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