Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Family Budget Workbook - Book Review

The Family Budget Workbook
Gaining Control of Your Personal Finances
by Larry Burkett

Financial expert Larry Burkett introduces the ultimate family money management workbook. His sensible, realistic plan for getting and keeping your finances under control includes easy-to-use worksheets that make following the plan as easy as possible.

ISBN: 978-1-881273-20-2
Publish date: August, 1993
Page Count: 130
Dimensions: 8 x 11
Format: Paperback
Weight: .68 LBS

1. Getting Started
2. Where Are We?
3. Short-Range Planning
4. Budget Problems
5. The Guideline Budget
6. Budget Analysis
7. The Control System
8. Begin Now (Forms)
Form 1 - Monthly Income &: Expenses
Form 2 - Variable Expense Planning
Form 3 - Budget Percentage Guidelines
Form 4 - Budget Analysis
Form 5 - Income Allocation
Form 6 - Savings Account Allocations
Form 7 - Individual Account Page
Form 7 - A-Checkbook Ledger
Form 8 - List of Debts
Form 8 - A-Impulse List
Masters for Duplication

About Larry Burkett:

(1939-2003) was a well-known authority on business and personal finance. He wrote more than seventy books, including non-fiction bestsellers like Family Financial Workbook, Debt-Free Living, and The World's Easiest Guide to Finances. He also had a worldwide radio ministry. Larry founded Christian Financial Concepts and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crown Financial Ministries®. He is survived by his wife, Judy, four grown children and nine grandchildren.

My Review:
I liked how this book was easy to read and apply. It's filled with easy to apply suggestions and fill in sheets. Diagrams in each chapter make it really easy to understand by seeing exactly what the author is explaining. The first 42 pages of the book are filled with examples and how to organize and put together a budget for your family. We have been using Mr. Burkett's system for controlling our finances for the last 3 1/2 months and have notices quite the improvement. We understand what is going where, why and how better after taking several of his suggestions and applying them. His book has really opened up some confused things for us and helped us get more organized financially. I think we are being more faithful and prudent with what the Lord has blessed us with by reading this book and applying it. Mr. Burkett has a gentle but firm way to show you how to gain control over your finances - it was really good for me. : ) I'd recommend this book if you need a little help gaining ground. It's easy to change things up in it just a bit for you own unique situation.

* Disclaimer - I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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